Construction booms in remote region of Tibet

An on-going construction boom in China’s autonomous region of Tibet has created much-needed jobs in the area, according to officials from the regional development and reform commission.

  • E-Mail
By  Eudore Chand Published  December 11, 2003

An on-going construction boom in China’s autonomous region of Tibet has created much-needed jobs in the area, according to officials from the regional development and reform commission. New data states that developers of major infrastructure projects employed approximately 290 000 local herdsmen and farmers in Tibet and paid them 7.47 million Yuan (US $900 000) in wages from January to September this year. The Party Central Committee and the State Council, China’s highest governing body, decided to pump about US $3.76 billion into the construction of 117 major infrastructure projects in Tibet in June 2001. Telecom and transportation projects, as well as projects for agriculture, animal husbandry, forestry and water conservancy makeup the bulk of the essential projects that will be financed by the central government, said the sources. Construction of 38 out of the 117 projects had been completed by September this year, at a cost of US $1.8 billion.

Add a Comment

Your display name This field is mandatory

Your e-mail address This field is mandatory (Your e-mail address won't be published)

Security code