China to Establish Care Center on Mt. Qomolangma

A care center is to be built at the core area of the protection zone of the world's highest peak, Mountain Qomolangma.

Catering to tourists, the center will be completed later this year and will have an emergency room, oxygen room and provisions room, plus 16 hotel rooms.

Meanwhile, according to an official with the reserve, a real- time environmental monitor center and a mini-museum introducing animals in the area will be included.

The complex building covering 1,050 square meters will be located near the world's highest temple, eight kilometers from the peak.

The building is expected to have little impact on the local environment and the three million yuan (361,000 U.S. dollars) project will adopt the traditional Tibetan architectural style.

People's Daily Online ---