More than 26,000 hectares of trees will be planted along the
700-kilometer Tibet section of the Qinghai-Tibet railway over the
next five years.
The People's Liberation Army (PLA) and local volunteers have
started the tree-planting project, which will stretch from Mt
Tanggula to Lhasa, capital of Tibet.
The 1,956-km Qinghai-Tibet railway, which began service on July
1 last year, starts from Xining, capital of northwest China's
Qinghai Province, and ends in Lhasa. It is the world's highest
railway and the first railway ever to go to Tibet.
(Xinhua News Agency March 22, 2007)