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3.5 bln yuan for traffic construction in Tibet
by:Zheng Peng   2007-09-27 16:09:59
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An overall 3.5 billion yuan (about 437 million USD) investment will be allocated to Tibet's traffic construction after the 11th "Five-year-plan" Key Construction Projects Layout has been approved by the State Council.

The renovation work for No.219 national highway from Menshi to Parga has begun since late August with 700 million yuan(87.5 million USD) investment while another 478 millon yuan (about 59.75 million USD) has been applied on No.318 national highway.

The construction of Qinghai-Tibet Highway Golmud to Lhasa segment will be commenced in the coming October. It will involve rebuilding, consolidating and maintaining bridges. Environment protection project, safety facilities addtion and new service area will also be included in the construction. It will cost as much as 1.3 billion yuan(162 million USD).

There are also other such renovation constructions to be taken late this year.

Tibet can expect a more sufficient and quality traffic network after these construction projects are completed.

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