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Breakthrough for Motuo highway

12-15-2010 09:59 BJT

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Motuo in the Tibet Autonomous Region is the last isolated county in China. But not anymore. The area is about to be linked to the outside world.

The Motuo highway is being built and should be completed by 2012. And the most crucial part of the project is Galongla Tunnel. The 3300-meter tunnel is being built at an altitude of more than 3700 meters.

Workers are now placing explosives in holes to prepare for the final blast to complete the drilling on Wednesday. Then a 90 kilometer stretch of highway between the end of the tunnel and Motuo County, will be built, once construction materials can be sent through the tunnel. The 117-kilometer-long route will link Motuo with Bome County, ending years of difficult and treacherous journeys between the two.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV.CN

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