Earlier this year the MOU was drafted and discussed in detail at a JIBH – HIA meeting held at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo. This was attended by the Australian Ambassador to Japan, Richard Court, who gave great support to the collaboration between the associations.
While not commercial in any way, the MOU strengthens the strong bonds that have developed between HIA and JIBH over recent years and creates the opportunity for the sharing of expertise, knowledge and ideas to meet the challenges of the future.
These challenges include an ageing population, demand for medium-density housing, energy efficiency, new skills development, technology integration and prefabrication in our respective construction industries. Japan and Australia share these challenges with the only difference often being the time frame in which they need to be met.
We look forward to a long and fulfilling partnership between HIA and JIBH.