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Project to shorten travel distance to Gongga Airport.


An infrastructure project is expected to almost halve the distance between Lhasa, capital of the southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region, and China's Gongga Airport.

It currently takes one and a half hours to travel the 98km journey, however the autonomous regional development planning committee's project will nearly halve this distance to 53km. The project includes two highway bridges over the Lhasa and the Yarlung Zangbo rivers, and a 2,426-metre-long tunnel, with a total road length of 13.28km.

The construction of the two bridges and the tunnel will cost a total of CNY650m, and the project is due to be complete by the end of 2004, reported The Associated Press.

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Date:Oct 25, 2002
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