AEC

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PRE-FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A PROPOSED SALINITY BARRIER

Emanating from the Songkhla Lake Basin Planning Study, AEC was appointed to undertake the Pre-feasibility Study of a Proposed Salinity Barrier.  The main purpose of the salinity barrier was to convert the upper part of the lake system into a permanent fresh water storage, making irrigation benefits available to about 53,000 ha., and in particular to some areas with high poverty levels.  The study also assessed the socio-economic impacts on the people and the environmental conditions in the project areas.