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November 2007


 

Governor Otter and Vice Minister Zhang Yesui of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs met and discussed
trade, politics and economic issues.

The Governor met with the top officials at COFCO (China National
Cereals, Oils & Foodstuffs Corp) including both Chairman Frank Ning
and President Patrick Yu to discuss future wheat sales to China.

In Harbin, the Governor met with Mr. Wu Zhijun, Vice President of the
Harbin Pharmaceutical Group and introduced Premier Technology
as a prospective supplier.

Harbin Pharmaceutical Group includes a large manufacturing campus in
Heilongjiang Province.
 

Shanghai Bright Holstan Co., General Manager Rong Lin and
his company run more than 10 dairy farms and
nearly 2,000 Holstein dairy cattle.

Governor Idaho signed as a witness a Letter of Intent between
Larsen Hay Terminal and Shanghai Bright Holstan Co. to purchase
500 tons of alfalfa hay a month.

A number of Idaho companies met with YUM! Brands Senior VP
Joaquin Pelaez and other top officials. YUM! Has over 2,600
restaurants in China including KFC, Pizza Hut,
East Dawning and Taco Bell.

 


Premier Technology and WGI were introduced to senior officials from
China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Company including
Mr. Zhang Wei Quin, Special Assistant to the President.
 

 

November 13, 2007 "Capital for a Day" in Wallace, Idaho

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otters hosts his “Capital for a Day” in Wallace, Idaho. State officials joining the Governor at “Capital for a Day”
included Idaho Department of Water Resources Director David Tuthill; Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Director Toni Hardesty;
Office of Energy Resources Administrator Paul Kjellander; Gerald Hunter, president and executive director of the Idaho Housing and Finance Association;
Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Tony McDermott; Damon Allen, District 1 engineer for the Idaho Transportation Department; and Terry Harwood,
executive director of the Coeur d’Alene Basin Commission.

 


The Director of the Idaho Department of Water Resources, David Tuthill, responds to a question from the audience during “Capital for a Day” in Wallace.

“The Silver Valley is one of those parts of Idaho where it’s easy to feel isolated and even a little cut off from what’s going on
anywhere else. Geographically, it’s almost as closely tied to Montana and Washington as it is to Idaho. But the folks in Wallace and throughout
Shoshone County are Idahoans, and it’s up to their state government to ensure they have the chance to feel a part of that,” Governor Otter said.


 

Christmas Tree Decorating November 21, 2007

The Governor and First Lady, Lori Otter, take time out from their schedules on the day before Thanksgiving to decorate the state Christmas tree.
The 60 foot tall spruce tree is located at the southeast corner of the Borah property, on the corner of Capitol and Bannock.
This is a live tree, and an extra effort will be implemented to protect it.

 


Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and the First Lady prepare to place lights on the 2007 State Christmas tree. The tree will be lit with
10,000 to 12,000 LED (light emitting diode) lights. In 2005, the State began lighting the State Christmas Tree using LED’s.
Prior to 2005, C-7 style incandescent bulbs were used and the electric cost was about $19 per day.
Using LED’s the cost is less than $1 per day.

 

Christmas Tree in the Governor's Office November 29, 2007
The Christmas tree goes up in the Office of the Governor.
 

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