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08:41 Jan 12 2009

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Qinghai-Tibet Railway wins special award
08:41, January 12, 2009  

A train on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. (xinhua)

The project of Qinghai-Tibet Railway won the State Special Award for Scientific and Technological Progress, sources from the National Science Awarding Conference for 2008 which was held in Beijing on January 9.

The Golmud-Lhasa section of Qinghai-Tibet Railway stretches 1,142 kilometers and the highest altitude of the section reaches 5,072 meters. Three world-class difficulties including permafrost, alpine hypoxia and ecological fragility have been conquered, which is a miracle in the railway history.

Source:China Tibet Information Center

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