Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand
About the company
Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand (EGAT)
The Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand is a Thai state-owned energy company. It is involved in the Hatgyi dam in Karen State Burma. The dam is linked to increased conflict and human rights violations and is opposed by the local population.
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)
53 Moo 2 Charansanitwong Road
Burma Rivers Network website accessed November 2018
The Diplomat – China’s Myanmar Dam Hypocrisy – 28th January 2017
Environmental Justice Atlas website accessed November 2018
Notified 30th November 2018
Added to the Dirty List 11 December 2018
The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction.
In September 2018, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar, which has been investigating human rights violations in the country, stated:
“The actions of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in particular in the context of the ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the Tatmadaw, its current leadership, and its businesses, is indefensible.”