Qinghai-Tibet Railway Wins State Special Award
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The project of Qinghai-Tibet Railway won the State Special Award for Scientific and Technological Progress at the ceremony of China's 2008 State Top Scientific and Technological Awards 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 building history.
(Eng.tibet.cn January 12, 2009)