Qinghai-Tibet electricity network to be put into use within 2011

09:14, June 16, 2011      

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Qinghai-Tibet electricity network project will be completed by the end of this year, which will connect the power grid of the Tibetan plateau with other parts of China, local authorities said Wednesday.

With an investment of more than 16 billion yuan, the project will lay1,038 kilometers long electricity transmission cables, an official of the Qinghai-Tibet Direct Current Network Project Construction Headquarters.

The project is expected to be finished by November. It should help end the electricity shortage in Tibet, the official said.

High-level medical care is provided for those people working on the project in areas above 4,000 meters above sea level, the official said.

Forty-one hospitals and clinics have been built every 30 kilometers along the project line, with more than 320 medical staff employed in total.

Source: Xinhua
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