Thai News Agency reports that China is ready to transfer its rail construction technology to Thailand, without any reciprocal obligation. "China has expertise and knowledge in rail route system construction. It is willing to send experts here to give advice and knowledge on the matter from the outset," said Transport Minister Sopon Zarum. Jeng Ming Lee, representative of China’s Ministry of Railways, and a group of Chinese and Lao liaison officials on Sino-Lao railway affairs made a courtesy call on Sopon. He said the ministry has already informed China that the matter will be discussed and approved in Parliament in October. Bernama reports the ministry will then bring information it gained from discussions with China and present it for parliamentary acknowledgement in the next session, sometime in February 2011. However, the political situation in Thailand is somewhat fluid and the ruling party may change, delaying the process.
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