The British Colombia government has announced funding of up to $25 million in new maritime infrastructure under the umbrella of its StrongerBC Economic Plan. A new B.C. Maritime Industries Strategy, geared mainly to the shipbuilding sector, will chart the course for a more competitive, modernized marine sector with reduced carbon emissions, and creating more highly skilled jobs to meet growing demands. The $25 million will be invested in new and modernized infrastructure and assets that will support shipyards to meet growing market demand for their services and attract more investment to BC. Included in the strategy is the establishment of a West Coast Maritime Office with industry partners and key stakeholders in support of provincial maritime growth.