First highway on Pamirs Plateau to open in 2013

16:56, April 01, 2011      

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A highway running through the deep gorges and treacherous currents of the Pamirs Plateau is expected to soon be built in Xinjiang.

The road, which will be the first highway on the Pamirs Plateau, will be completed and opened in September 2013.

The quick trade route connects Kashgar, an important city in western China, and the Irkeshtam Port. The preparatory work for the highway's construction has been completed, and the construction will soon start, according to the Xinjiang Highway Administration.

The 213-kilometer highway, with total investments of 4.3 billion yuan, begins in the north of Takuti in Artux and ends at the Irkeshtam Port.

After the completion, two national first-class highway ports will be connected and the highway will become an important channel from China to Central Asia, North Asia and West Asia.

By People's Daily Online

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