LHASA, April 10, 2008 -- Construction of the Naqu logistics center, 300 kilometers north of the Tibetan capital Lhasa, has resumed on Thursday after a six-month suspension caused by winter conditions, said an official with the construction headquarter.
Long Qingbo, vice director of the headquarter, said that with total investment of 1.5 billion yuan (about 200 million U.S. dollars), the Naqu logistics center for the Qinghai-Tibet railway is the largest of this kind ever in Tibet.
The project was launched on September 28 in 2007, and was suspended on November 4 because of harsh weather and permafrost.
About 26 culverts, 27.54 km of rail lines and 7.94 million cubic meters of earthworks will be built for the center, which is near the Naqu railway station.
Upon completion on June 20 in 2009, the center will have facilities for product processing, storage and distribution.
The 1,956-km Qinghai-Tibet line, running from Xi'ning, the capital of northwest Qinghai Province, to Lhasa, started operation in July 2006, bringing Tibet its first rail service.