Mekong residents to fight dam ruling

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.