Xayaburi

Right way forward for the Mekong River

Date of Release: 
Mar 5 2016

This week in Vientiane, the hydropower industry gather to attend the International Conference and Exhibition on Water Resources and Hydropower Development in Asia.

The conference comes at a time when the pace of dam building on the lower Mekong River mainstream appears to be accelerating at a dangerous speed, and it threatens to leave a path of destruction in its wake.

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Mekong residents to fight dam ruling

Date of Release: 
Dec 26 2015

The Administrative Court yesterday dismissed complaints over the Xayaburi Dam against five state agencies. However, the 37 plaintiffs, from eight Mekong provinces, say they will appeal further.

The judge, who read the verdict, said the defendants had fully complied with their obligation according to the law, so the case was dismissed.

The villagers took a lawsuit against the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat), the National Energy Policy Council, the Energy Ministry, Natural Resources and Environment Ministry and the Cabinet, four years ago.

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