Tibet to enhance rail, flight network in 2020

LHASA, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will continue to enhance its railroad, flight and highway network in 2020, according to the ongoing third session of the 11th People’s Congress of the region.

The construction on the Sichuan-Tibet Railway will be accelerated, including the Lhasa-Nyingchi section of the railway, said Qizhala, chairman of the regional government.

A new terminal at the Lhasa Gonggar Airport will also be built to greatly slash the travel time between Tibet and other regions, according to Qizhala.

The Sichuan-Tibet Railway is the second railway into Tibet after the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. The line will go through the southeast of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, one of the world’s most geologically active areas.