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Living in the ugly shadow of the kaeng sua ten dam

Out of the blue, Thailand's most controversial water project has come back to haunt Phrae villagers

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For three decades, the spectre of the Kaeng Sua Ten dam has been haunting 59-year-old Seng Kwanyuen. Every time there is a flood threat to residents downstream in the Chao Phraya river basin, the plan to build the dam resurfaces like a giant shadow. 

STAUNCHLY ANTI-DAM: 61-year-old Samarn Sroi-ngern, a janitor turned hardcore dam opponent, guards an old banner protesting the Kaeng Sua Ten dam in tambon Sa-iab, Phrae. PHOTO: PIYAPORN WONGRUANG

Following the catastrophic floods last last year, the Strategic Water Resources Management Committee quietly raised the prospect of the Kaeng Sua Ten dam again to help with flood mitigation.

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