A delegation of six officials, plus two business men and their wives, undertook an extensive tour of the Shire of Collie last week.
The visitors were welcomed in the Shire of Collie Chambers with a Welcome to Country provided by local elder Joe Northover, followed by presentations from Shire of Collie and Haiyan County representatives.
The delegation included county officials, commerce and industry representatives, businesspeople and a tourism specialist.
The tour included visits to new supertowns projects, including the Collie Early Education Centre, the Collie Skate Park, Central Park and the Collie Art Gallery.
The tour then headed to Minninup Pool, followed by Lake Kepwari and a drive around the Collie Motorplex track.
Shire President Wayne Sanford and Wang Xiaojun signed a memorandum between Haiyan County of Zhejiang Province, P.R. China and the Shire of Collie.
The friendship with Haiyan County has formed after Mr Edwin Zhuang from the Bunbury-Jiaxing Business Office, which shares office space with the South West Development Commission, was invited to present to the Collie River Valley Marketing group.
The Shire of Collie and Haiyan County have agreed to promote exchanges and cooperation in the fields of trade, science and technology, culture and tourism, keep frequent contact, and consult with each other on common issues.