Lhasa railway update
FROM ISSUE #152 (04 JULY 2003 - 10 JULY 2003) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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The Qinghai-Tibet railway is inching towards the plateau with construction beginning this year for the world's highest railway station. The station will be situated at slightly above 5,000m in northeastern Tibet and will be completed next year. After this, the 2,000km railroad will reach Lhasa in early 2006, transforming the economy of the region as well as trade with neighbouring Nepal and India to the south.