Laos dam leaks normal, says Thai partner

Reported leaks at the sides of the Nam Theun 1 Hydropower dam under construction in Laos were not a cause for concern and were normal when a dam began storing water, Electricity Generating Plc president Thepparat Theppitak said on Monday.

EGCO, a subsidiry of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, has a 25% stake in the project.

The company president was responding to reports of the leakage and worries expressed on social media over the weekend.,

Mr Thepparat said such leaks were normal when a dam started to store water.

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