Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)
EGAT is a state-owned Thai company that has been building large dams since 1964. EGAT’s first large dam was the Bhumibol Dam, and many more dams were built in the 1970’s and 80’s. In 1988, EGAT's Nam Choan dam project was terminated by the government, marking the first time that a major EGAT project failed to reach fruition. EGAT also built the controversial Pak Mun Dam, and is involved in dams on the Nam Theun River in Laos and the Salween Dams in Burma.
53 Charan Sanitwong Road, Bang Kruai, Nonthaburi 11130 THAILAND
+66 2436 0000
MDX Public Company Ltd.
MDX Public Company Limited has an agreement with the Burmese Department of Hydroelectric Power and is cited as the project developer for the Tasang dam. Through its subsidiary GMS Power, it has brokered consultancy deals with international dam engineering and design companies Lahmeyer (Germany) and EPDC (Japan) to carry out studies for the dam.
MDX is a Bangkok-based real estate and infrastructure development company that was established in 1988 and has operations throughout the Mekong region. MDX and its subsidiaries are involved in land speculation, financial and management services, development of large-scale residential and industrial estates, water supply facilities, and power generation and distribution facilities. MDX board members, staff, and advisors include former politicians, ex-governors of EGAT, and former employees of the Asian Development Bank. MDX has faced financial problems since 1997; its shares have been suspended and are in the Stock Exchange of Thailand’s rehabilitation section.
Floor 12A 199 Ratchadapisek Road, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10330 THAILAND
+66 2302 2300