Economic Evaluation of Hydropower Projects in the Lower Mekong Basin

The video will show how the positive vs. negative on 11 dams at the Lower Mekong Basin, presented by Apisom Intralawan.

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  • The overall economic impact of planned Mekong hydro-power projects would be negative.
  • The negative economic impact is mainly due to the economic value of capture fisheries loss being much larger than benefits from hydropower.
  • Social mitigation costs and loss of sediment/nutrients also have a significant economic impact.
  • The economic impact on Lao PDR and Thailand is forecast to be positive, with Thailand being the main beneficiary. Vietnam and Cambodia are forecast to suffer large negative economic impacts.┬áSummary report can be downloaded through this link

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