Saturday, July 29, 2006
China's "Railway To The Roof Of The World" Is Sinking And Cracking
Komfie Manalo –
All Headline News Foreign Correspondent
Chinese Railway Ministry spokesman Wang Yongping explains the problems with the railroad to Lhasa in
"The concrete is cracking on some of the railway structures and bridges, forming a hidden danger to the railway line quality."
Chinese President Hu Jintao opened the railway to the Tibetan capital of
The $4.2 billion railway which runs 1,142 kilometers from the Golmud desert in
It climbs a peak of 5,072 meters above sea level along the Tibetan plateau, with the railway using supposedly state-of-the-art cooling techniques to ensure the permafrost foundation remains frozen.