The China Times

China to upgrade transport infrastructures in Tibet

July 27, 2014

China has vowed to further promote the development of transport infrastructures in Tibet to make travels on “the roof of the world” much easier.

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) said in a guideline that China aims to expand highways in the autonomous region to 110,000 kilometers by 2020.

China plans to complete a primary network of railways by then with 1,300 kilometers of rails in operation. The country will also build more airports in Tibet.

Building roads connecting rural areas has become the policy focus. The authorities plans to make sure that by 2020, every village in Tibet has at least one road connecting with the outside.

To that end, the MOT will beef up support to the construction of transport infrastructures in Tibet and make specific plans to ensure the accomplishment of these targets.

Tibet has received about 83 billion yuan (13 billion U.S. dollars) in transport investment during the last 20 years.

In ancient times, it usually took months even years for people living in the country’s middle and eastern regions to get to Tibet.

Although airlines, railways and expressways have made travels to Tibet much more convenient, the transport infrastructures in the autonomous region are still outdated.

“The development of transport in Tibet is crucial to China’s national security and lasting prosperity in the autonomous region,” said the MOT guideline.

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  • Dipak Gyawali

    Nepali People request for China to upgrade Rel -way transport infrastructures Tibet from Kathmadu to Lumbini! 🙂

  • Janak Sharma

    Given the current crisis in Nepal that has grown on the ground that Nepal kept fully dependent on India for trade and Commerce as We are land locked, now is the very high time that all Nepali wish China to invest in easy transportation from autonomous Tibet to Nepal and also in Hydro power and Petroleum mines that are reportedly underlying in this country. We Nepali want to have our motherland a very sovereign country in the world. We furthermore hate India for it’s supply hegemony in terms of trade relation and encroachment of our territory in the south borders. We want China to curb it’s all form of Bossism and hegemony in Nepal. India wishes us no stability and prosperity but only render us always a least developed and as colony of India. We Nepali love China, respect China and hope from only China for our dignity, security and prosperity.

  • Werner

    A lot of people in Nepal don’t like China at all. Because China is occupying Tibet.

    • Jack

      Werner,
      Your totally wrong , you know that, ?Nepalese aren’t hates people of China .they loves and treats people equal … So don’t commen Like this..