The methods proposed to reduce the impact on regional fisheries of a mainstream Mekong dam in Laos are untested and unproven, making the Lao government’s decision to move ahead with the Don Sahong dam a dangerous one, critics of the project said Thursday. An environmental impact as*sessment carried out by Laos and released this week lists several possible measures that the developers of the 240-MW dam should take to prevent any negative ef*fects to fisheries. Experts have said that because it will block one of 17 channels in the Mekong River, the project could seriously hurt downriver fisheries,
© 2013, The Cambodia Daily. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in print, electronically, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without written permission.

More...