In November of this past year, County Judge Robert Hebert accompanied by a delegation including members from the Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council, the Friendship Committee, Lamar CISD, and business owners; traveled to the People’s Republic of China for the purpose of signing a Friendship Agreement between Fort Bend County and the Chancheng District, Foshan.
The Agreement, signed by the District Mayor of the Chancheng District, Foshan, Mr. Liu Donghao and Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert, is in essence a contract stating the two sides will work together to promote exchanges and cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, sports, environmental protection, science, technology, education, medical research and culture; to promote common prosperity and development between Fort Bend County and the Chancheg District, Foshan.
“This agreement has been a two year process and I am extremely appreciative of the Chinese Friendship Committee for making this a reality. While the county will move ahead on cultural and education initiatives, now is the time for our community to engage our friends overseas to identify and pursue business, education and cultural exchange opportunities,” said County Judge Robert Hebert.
Foshan is a city in central Guangdong province located in southern China with a population of 3.6 million. Key industries include: household electrical appliance and tool manufacturing; furniture; non-metal ore and manufacturing; electronics and communications; stainless steel products; plastic products and ceramics.