www.xinhuanet.com
XINHUA online
CHINA VIEW
VIEW CHINA
 Breaking News Urgent: Fourth person dies of bird flu in Egypt    Urgent: ElBaradei says talks with Iran constructive    Urgent: Iran refuses to suspend enrichment    Urgent: China relaxes foreign exchange control    China's senior diplomat to visit Iran, Russia    Urgent: Iran again refuses UN call to suspend uranium enrichment     
Home  
China  
World  
Business  
Technology  
Opinion  
Culture/Edu  
Sports  
Entertainment  
Life/Health  
Travel  
Weather  
RSS  
  About China
  Map
  History
  Constitution
  CPC & Other Parties
  State Organs
  Local Leadership
  White Papers
  Statistics
  Major Projects
  English Websites
  BizChina
- Conferences & Exhibitions
- Investment
- Bidding
- Enterprises
- Policy update
- Technological & Economic Development Zones
Online marketplace of Manufacturers & Wholesalers
   News Photos Voice People BizChina Feature About us   
Tibet's 1st railway to start unmanned operation
www.chinaview.cn 2006-04-13 23:49:15

    BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua)-- The Golmud-Lhasa section of the Qinghai-Tibet railway will start unmanned test runs from May 1 in preparation for its trial operation on July 1.

    Sources from China's Ministry of Railways said here Thursday that the country will complete the construction of a number of key railway projects with an investment of 34 billion yuan (about 4 billion U.S dollars) in the second quarter this year, including the opening of the Qinghai-Tibet railway.

    Built on the "Roof of the World " and zigzagging across 5,000-meter-high mountain ranges and a 550-km-long frozen belt, the Qinghai-Tibet railway is the first railway in Tibet, aiming at building a closer tie between the plateau with other parts of China.

    According to the ministry, besides the Qinghai-Tibet railway, construction of other major railways will also be accelerated during the second quarter, including the Beijing-Tianjin inter-city track project.

    The ministry also urges that the electrified renovation of the Beijing-Shanghai railway should be completed before July 1.

    Ministry statistics show that the country has completed the construction of railway projects with an investment of 24 billion yuan (about 3 billion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter this year, 2.8 times more than that of the same period of last year. Enditem

Editor: Luan Shanglin
  Related Story  
Copyright ©2003 Xinhua News Agency. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.