The Pak Mun Dam is the only case in the whole Mekong Basin where dam affected people have demanded the decommissioning of the dam.
(June 9, 2009) When the World Bank decided to finance the Pak Mun dam at the confluence of the Mekong and Mun rivers in Thailand, it faced fierce criticism and relentless opposition due to the project’s predicted environmental damage.
(May 26, 2002) Executive Summary of a Report on the opening of the gates of the Pak Mun dam, conducted by Assembly of the Poor and SEARIN.
(June 1, 2000) The Pak Mun Dam has emerged as a critical challenge to the assumed premium of dam development over preservation of an existing river ecology. This report compares the economics of continuing to operate the dam, versus the benefit of decommissioning.
Villagers occupy World Bank dam site to demand compensation