Xayaburi dam opponents have asked the Central Administrative Court to conduct an emergency hearing in a bid to block the sale of electricity from the controversial Lao dam to Thailand.
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Villagers from eight Mekong provinces petitioned the court in August to suspend the power purchasing agreement (PPA) signed by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) and the Xayaburi Power Company.
But the court has not yet decided whether to accept the case for consideration, said Sor Rattanamanee Polkla, a lawyer from the Community Resources Centre representing the plaintiffs.
The villagers are now asking the court to conduct an emergency hearing into the case after the Lao government began construction of the dam earlier this month.