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Tibet highway increased by 2,069 km in 2012

By Lucy Qin (China Tibet Online)

12:44, January 29, 2013

Cyclists are riding on the wide asphalt road. [Photo/China Tibet Online]

According to the ongoing first session of the 10th Tibet People's Political Consultative Conference held in Lhasa, the newly-built highway numbered 2,068.568 km in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) in 2012.

By the end of 2012, the total distance of the highway in TAR has amounted to 65,200 km, including 5,618.20 km national highway, 6,336.66 km provincial highway, 12,689.41 km county road, 16,195.48 km township road, 2,144.22 km village road and 2,893.84 km of accommodation highway.

In addition, there are altogether 6,452 highway bridges with 170,090.79 linear meters as well as the maintained road of 57,549 km.

By the end of 2012, all seven cities, 60 counties, 691 townships and 5072 villages in Tibet had been covered with asphalt road.


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