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Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to embrace 6 more railway lines by 2020

December 5, 2008 2008-12-03
BEIJING, Dec. 3 -- By 2020, six main railway lines and some branches connecting Tibet Autonomous Region and Qinghai Province with other parts of China, are expected to be built and put into operation, thus enabling a closer economic and cultural exchange between Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the whole nation.
According to Li Li, principal of Qinghai-Tibet Railway Company, tying with the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the six forthcoming railways are: Xining to Zhangye of Lanzhou-Urumchi 2nd Double Line Rail, Golmud to Dunhuang, Kuerle and Chengdu and Lhasa to Xigaze and Nyingchi prefectures.
Construction of the 2nd Line of Xining-Golmud Section of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway is now in full swing and will be finished in 2012.
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