78 Moo 10,
Suthep Road Muang,
Chiang Mai 50300,
Mun Dam gates open for four months
All eight gates of the Pak Mun Dam were finally opened on June 2. They
will remain open for four months, until October 2, while studies are conducted.
There will be three major studies - one on fisheries, social impacts and
environmental impacts, one on preparing a reparations plan for communities
affected by the project, and one looking at the impact of opening the
dam gates on Thailand's electricity supply. The villagers at Pak Mun are
very happy and would like to extend their thanks to all their international
supporters who have helped them achieve this great victory.
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for JBIC: Calling for Incorporation of WCD Recommendations into Environmental
We urge JBIC to make a clear commitment to adopt the strategic priorities
and policy principles defined by the World Commission on Dams (WCD) and
reflect this commitment by incorporating the policy principles into the
new environmental guidelines of JBIC.
call to all agencies involved in dam-building in East and Southeast Asia
upon the release of the World Commission on Dams final report
brought about the destruction of rivers and the lives and livelihoods
of villagers in our region. Dams undermine the rights of people, their
community and culture as well as destroying the environment, all of which
are basic needs for their survival.