The Lao government believes that the Don Sahong dam, which is to be built on a stretch of the Mekong River just 1 km from the Cam*bodian border, will have no significant consequences for fisheries in downriver countries, according to documents released Wednesday by the Mekong River Commission. According to a cumulative im*pact assessment—which was carried out by Laos and at*tempts to measure the dam’s im*pact in the region—the impact of the dam will be “insignificant.” “[The dam] will not have significant cumulative impacts on the Mekong River flows, sediment transport, fish migration, or fisheries,” according to the
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