Is there any study of the impact of transmission lines on Nan province?
And what are measures to alleviate such impacts?
The responsibility of HPC for the construction of the project’s transmission lines
only covers areas in Lao PDR. The construction of transmission lines from the
Thai border to Mae Moh in Lampang province is under the responsibility of the
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT).
The Thai laws require industrial operators to carry out Environmental Impact
Assessment (EIA) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA) prior to any
construction. Thus, we believe that the EGAT has conducted such assessment,
and the assessment results have to be proposed to a specific committee for
approval, before construction could begin.