The construction of dams in Bangkok can lead to serious environmental problems.

This opinion was expressed here by environmentalists from the Terra group; specialists are concerned about the large-scale intergovernmental plans to build a cascade of hydroelectric power stations in the Mekong Basin.

According to environmentalists, construction is in the interests of countries such as China, Vietnam and Thailand, who want to provide the growing needs of their economies with new low-cost energy resources. Experts are convinced that such a large-scale construction will lead to a complete change in the natural course of the river and flooding of vast territories. This, in turn, will raise the question of the need to relocate up to 75,000 inhabitants, and also threaten the extinct species of the flora and fauna of the region, not to mention the possible difficulty of navigation.

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