Energy Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal has urged his Myanmar counterpart to speed up the US$12-billion Mai Tong hydroelectric dam project as part of Thailand's target to buy 10,000 megawatts of electricity from the neighbouring country.
Located on the upper part of the Salween River, the project is expected to have a capacity of 7,000 MW and will take 12 years to construct, he said.
"We're waiting for the Myanmar government to make a clear decision on this project. So far, no definite decision has been made about whether to proceed with the Mai Tong or the Tasang dam," said Mr Pongsak.
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