lørdag 5. mars 2016

China to build second railway line into Tibet

China will build a second railway line to Tibet, linking capital Lhasa with the south-western city of Chengdu, the Chinese government said on Saturday. 
The new railway was announced in a draft of China’s new five-year development plan, released at the opening of the annual meeting of parliament and carried by the official Xinhua news agency. It gave no other details.Xinhua said it would take about 15 hours for trains to travel between Lhasa and Chengdu. Wangdui, the mayor of Tibet’s Nyingchi city, which is on the rail route, told Xinhua: “We hope that the railway will be completed as early as possible. It will provide new momentum for our development, especially the tourism.” Read more