As the Nagqu Logistics Center in construction boasts an average altitude of 4,500 meters, workers involved face Hypoxia and coldness. In order to protect the workers' life and health, series of measures have been taken by China Construction Group, who is in charge of the project.
Three grades of insurance institutions have been established: Headquaters, Item Department and construction teams. Workers will enjoy physical examination before, during and after their work. Since this April, the free medical treatment has benefited over 10,000 workers and ten people suffering from acute mountain sickness have been cured without anyone dying for this kind of illness.
(eng.tibet.cn November 25, 2008)