Thailand schedules rail talk with China

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BANGKOK, 29 November  – The Transportation Minister has made known that Thailand and China will be holding a discussion concerning collaboration on a high speed rail project next week.

Transport Minister Chatchart Sitthipan revealed that the talks will seek to conclude rail routes and inform China of the project’s progress so far. The minister revealed that an auction to head the project has been tentatively scheduled for the end of next year.

Mr Chatchart further disclosed that he will visit Bali, Indonesia to attend the 18th ASEAN Transport Ministers Summit from 29-30 November 2012. Fellow ASEAN countries, such as Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia, will be at the meeting to exchange information.

Thailand plans to discuss air travel and connectivity within ASEAN at the meeting.

By RADIO THAILAND & INSIGHT INFO