EGAT says dams untouched by quake

Published on April 11, 2012 by TFP   ·   No Comments

BANGKOK, 11 April 2012 – The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) confirms all dams in Thailand are unaffected by the 8.7 quake near Sumatra Island, Indonesia, at 3.58 PM today.

Director of EGAT’s maintenance unit, Weerachai Chaiyasakaeo, says the epicenter of the quake is located 969 kilometers away from Ratchaprapha Dam in Surat Thani, 1,003 kilometers from Bang Lang Dam in Yala, 1,495 kilometers from Sri Nakharin Dam in Kanchanaburi, 1,777 kilometers from Bhumibol Dam in Tak, 1,515 kilometers from Vachiralongkorn Dam in Kanchanaburi and 1,899 kilometers from Sirindhorn Dam in Ubon Ratchathani.

EGAT has inspected the dams and found that they have not been affected by the quake. The director says EGAT regularly conducts tests and maintenance work on the dams with an automatic inspection system. Any irregularities will be reported immediately.

Mr. Weerachai confirms that the safety measures at all dams operated by EGAT meet international standards and ensures safety for nearby residents.

(NNT : Narumon Ngamsaithong)


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