Category: Mekong Utility Watch

Pak Mool cost more than it’s worth

(June 9, 2000) EARLIER this year, the World Commission on Dams (WCD) published its performance review of Thailand’s most controversial hydro scheme, the World Bank-financed Pak Mool dam, confirming what observers have long suspected: The project is an economic failure and a growing financial liability to Thailand’s electricity ratepayers.

International NGO letter to Thailand’s Prime Minister, May 19, 2000

(May 19, 2000) We write to express our support for the members of the Assembly of the Poor who are currently occupying the crest of Pak Mun dam and the fish ladder. They are demanding that the Thai Government and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand open the dam gates to allow the fish to migrate up the Mun from the Mekong to breed as they did in former times. We wholeheartedly support the villager s efforts to recover their lost livelihood and restore the ecology of the Mun River.