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Renovation of Jokhang Monastery 95% completed
09:56, September 28, 2010  

The renovation project for Jokhang Monastery of Lhasa, capital city of southwestern China's Tibet Autonomous Region has finished 95 percent of its overall work and is expected to be fully completed by end of this year, according to Lhasa's Cultural Heritage Bureau.

The State Council has earmarked around 570 million yuan to renovate altogether 22 major cultural relics in Tibet during the 11th Five-year Period.

The 22 cultural relics include the state-level Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Monastery, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery of Lhasa, and the Guandi Temple and the former office of representatives of the People's Central Government in Tibet at regional level.

Maintenance of the Guandi Temple has been completed in 2007 and reparation of the Coqen Hall of Drepung Monastery has been finished this June.

The maintenance project for the Ramoche Monastery and the former office for representatives of the Central Government in Tibet is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

By Mirenda Wu China Tibet Information Center


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