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Tibet to add 2,000 km railway lines in 13th Five-Year Plan

By Zhu Shan Source:China Tibet News 2016-05-27

It is reported that during the period of 13th Five-Year Plan, Tibet will build Ya’nga-Nyingchi railway, Shigatse-Gyirong railway, Shigatse-Yadong railway and other railroads. The total length of these new railways will reach 2,000 km. The whole investment is 160 billion yuan(about 24.5 billion U.S. dollars). In addition, Tibet will also do the preliminary study on Yunnan-Tibet railway and Xinjiang-Tibet railway.

Lozang Gyaltsen, president of Tibet Autonomous Region People’s Government, said that Tibet plays an important role in national strategy and is an important national security screen, an important ecological security screen, an important strategic resource reserve, an important highland unique agricultural products base, an important China’s unique national culture protection place as well as an important world tourist destination. Accelerating the construction of Tibet’s railways will expand the effect of railways’radiation.

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