Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday directed officials to expedite the construction of a $ 47.8 billion rail project connecting the country’s southwestern Sichuan province to Linzhi in Tibet, and said it would play a key role in protecting stability in border areas Will play Linjhi is near the Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh.
According to Chinese government media, the Sichuan-Tibet Railway is the second railway line after the Chinghai-Tibet Rail Project. It will pass through the southeast of the Chinghai-Tibet plateau. The Sichuan-Tibet Railway starts from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province and enters Tibet via Yan and Kamdo, reducing the distance between Chengdu to Lhasa from 13 hours to less than 48 hours.
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Linjhi is also known as Nyangchi and is located near the border of Arunachal Pradesh. Linjhi also has an airport, which is one of the five airports built by China in the Himalayan region. According to the official ‘Global Times’ report, the Yan-Linjhi road is 1,011 km long, with 26 stations. Trains on this route run at a speed of 120 to 200 kilometers per hour. The entire Sichuan-Tibet rail project costs $ 47.8 billion.
Prior to the construction of the project, Xi described it in a video conference as an important part of the Communist Party’s plan in the administration of Tibet in the new era, and the project’s important role in protecting national unity, promoting ethnic solidarity and strengthening stability in the border areas. Emphasized.
The official Xinhua Dialogue Committee reported that they gave these instructions before the start of construction work on Yan-Nyingchi section of Sichuan-Tibet Railway.
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