US$5.2 billion first phase of China-Thailand railway project facing further delays, reports say

The US$5.2 billion first phase of a Sino-Thai high-speed railway project could be delayed until the new year due to problems with environmental approval in Bangkok.
Construction had been expected to start next month, but that is now unlikely to happen as Thailand’s environmental authorities have yet to give the project the green light, China’s CCTV reported on Friday, citing Thai media.
Experts need to evaluate potential areas of concern, and construction will not be allowed to…