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The Queensland Premier has announced Queensland Rail will sell its expertise to Vietnam, as the Asian nation seeks to modernise its rail network.
Queensland Rail and Vietnam Railways have signed a memorandum of understanding detailing technical and consultancy services.
Peter Beattie says the agreement will have major economic benefits.
"It's all about jobs and opportunities," he said.
"It's these sorts of programs, like selling Queensland rail expertise to create jobs at home, we're using our brains to get exports jobs in Queensland, using it by exporting it to markets like Vietnam."
The Premier is in Vietnam as part of an 11-day trade mission.
As part of the mission, Mr Beattie has visited a forest research station near Hanoi.
The Premier presented members of Vietnam's timber industry with cuttings from a pine tree developed in Queensland.
Mr Beattie says the Queensland pine is commercially viable in Asia because it was developed to grow in the tropics.
The Premier believes Queensland can capitalise on Vietnam's domestic timber shortage.
"What we'll be seeking if this works and plantations grow, we'll be obviously negotiating a commercial benefit to recognise our investment in Queensland pine," he said.
"So this is a smart way to get jobs in Queensland, a smart way to use our brains to get jobs and opportunities and investments."
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