Thai NGOs Urge Government Not to Buy Power from Sanakham Dam in Laos

A dam prepared for building and construction by Laos on the Mekong river will have unfavorable effects not just on Lao towns however likewise in close-by Thailand, a union of Thai ecological groups states, including that the government in Bangkok ought to cancel strategies to buy electrical power from the questionable job.

The 684- megawatt Sanakham dam would be the nation’s seventh big dam on the Mekong River, signing up with the presently functional Xayaburi and Don Sahong dams. In numerous phases of preparation are 4 dams: Pak Beng, Pak Lay, Luang Prabang, and Phougnoi.

Transboundary effects feared when the Sanakham dam enters into operation in 2028 consist of varying water levels on the Mekong’s mainstream resulting in flooding and dry spells, a decrease in fish stocks on the river, and the displacement of over a thousand villagers from their land, specialists state.

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Miriam Jackson