Construction of the first section of Thailand-China high speed train project has been running smoothly and is seven percent completed, Thanin Somboon, director-general of Thailand’s Department of Highways said at the construction site.

The clearing and grubbing of the first 3.5-kilometre section is finished in the main, said Thanin at a press tour to where the project began last December.

The highway department is confident to finish the 3.5-kilometre section within four months, or before August, once we are fully funded,” said the director-general.

So far, the cooperation between China and Thailand has been going well, which would be a referential experience for the construction of future sections, Thanin emphasised.