Bang Lang Dam

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Location Bannang Sata District, Yala Province

Dam Features

Type Rockfill dam with clay core
Height 85 meters
Crest length 430 meters
Crest width 10 meters
Reservoir's storage capacity 1,420 million cubic meters

Generating Capacity
         The powerhouse is comprised of three 24 MW generators, totaling 72 MW of generating capacity.

Background
         According to the Pattani River Basin Development Plan, the construction of Bang Lang Dam would be the first water resource development for the lower South. Bang Lang Dam was built across Pattani River at the area of Ban Bang Lang, Bang Lang Dam Sub-district, Ban Nang Sta District, Yala Province. The construction of Bang Lang Dam in Yala Province approved by the Cabinet on April 3, 1973 commenced in July 1976 and was completed in June 1981. During the construction, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej visited the construction site three times. On 27 September 1981, His Majesty accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn performed the opening ceremony of Bang Lang Dam.