BBC NEWS Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific Arabic Spanish Russian Chinese Welsh
BBCi CATEGORIES   TV   RADIO   COMMUNICATE   WHERE I LIVE   INDEX    SEARCH 

BBC NEWS
 You are in: World: Asia-Pacific
Front Page 
World 
Africa 
Americas 
Asia-Pacific 
Europe 
Middle East 
South Asia 
-------------
From Our Own Correspondent 
-------------
Letter From America 
UK 
UK Politics 
Business 
Sci/Tech 
Health 
Education 
Entertainment 
Talking Point 
In Depth 
AudioVideo 


Commonwealth Games 2002

BBC Sport

BBC Weather

SERVICES 
Wednesday, 7 November, 2001, 07:02 GMT
$3bn bill expected for China-Tibet railway

Officials in China say the construction of a new railway to link the west of the country with Tibet is expected to cost more than $3bn.

Chinese Railway Minister Fu Zhihuan told reporters in Bejing the central government would finance the entire project.

Construction of the railway, which will run more than 1,100km (700 miles), began in June this year, and is expected to be completed in 2007.

The minister said he expected the railway would carry millions of tonnes of freight in and out of Tibet.

In addition, five pairs of passenger trains would run every day.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service

Links to more Asia-Pacific stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more Asia-Pacific stories