Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is a state
enterprise and the country's principal producer of electricity.
Over the past few years, efforts to reduce the use of high-cost
imported fuel oil for power generation by developing substitute
domestic resources from natural gas and lignite have yielded
Metropolitan Electricity Authority ((MEA) is responsible for the
distribution of electricity in the Bangkok Metropolitan areas,
while the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) handles the
distribution to the rest of the kingdom.
supply to the capital city is the responsibility of the
Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA). It has successfully
completed the first stage of a massive filtration and distribution
scheme to double the city's potable water supply.
elements of the project were the construction of an enormous
filtration plant capable of eventual expansion to 5.2 million
cublic metres per day production and an underground network of
transmission tunnels. Laser-directed "moles" were
employed to dig and lay 3.86 metre-diametre pipes 20 meters below
the ground in the world's first soft-earth tunneling project, a
feat of considerable engineering ingenuity involving both Thai and
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