China to start work on world's highest airport in Tibet

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  1. cir

    cir Senior Member Senior Member

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    28 Dec, 2011, 12.21PM IST

    BEIJING: China will construct the world's highest-altitude airport next year in Tibet, which will the sixth in the strategic Himalayan region.

    The airport, planned at an altitude of 4,436 meters in Nagqu prefecture, will be 102 meters higher than Bamda Airport in Tibet's Qamdo prefecture, currently the world's highest, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted a government work report as saying.

    The airport is designed to cover an area of up to 660 acres.

    The Tibetan Branch of the China Civil Aviation Administration has said the airport is expected to cost 1.8 billion yuan (USD 285 million) with a three-year construction period.

    Regional aviation authorities will add more flights next year to connect major cities in Tibet and also link the plateau region with other major cities nationwide, according to the document.

    The increase in flight services is expected to help Tibet's airports handle 2.2 million passengers and 15,000 tonnes of cargo in 2012, it added.

    The other airports in Tibet inlcuded those at Gonggar, Lhasa, Bamda, Xigaze and Ngari.
     
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  3. Bhadra

    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    Both airports are developed as logistcs line for missiles bases existing there. Otherwise there is no civil or conventional uses of both the airports. Your DFs and warheads will be brought there, mated and fired on India .

    Both airfield are missile bases are India specific and will be taken out as the first pre-emptive if required !

    Stop scaring the Indians.
     
  4. AprilLyrics

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    i didnt see a word like "india" in his article...just see passengers and cargo.
     
  5. ice berg

    ice berg Senior Member Senior Member

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    Maybe you should read the whole article first instead of trolling.

    Here:
    China to start work on world's highest airport | Reuters

    (Reuters) - China will start work on the world's highest airport next year, in Tibet's Nagqu county, state media said on Tuesday, which will be about 100 meters (328 ft) higher than the existing record holder in another part of the remote and restive region. Nagqu airport will be at an altitude of 4,436 meters (14,553 ft) above sea level, slightly higher than the airport in Qamdo town at 4,334 meters (14,219 ft), Xinhua news agency reported.
    The airport will cost 1.8 billion yuan ($280 million) and is expected to open in three years, Xinhua added.
    Tibet already has five civilian airports, at least two of which are only open for a few months of the year because of extreme weather which makes flying impossible the rest of the time.
    China has embarked upon a multi-billion-dollar program in recent years to revamp old airports and build new ones, especially in the country's remote west, as a way of boosting the economy.
    The government has also poured billions of dollars into Tibet, hoping to win hearts and minds in a region the Communist Party has run with an iron grip for six decades.
    The government says that the new airports, roads and a railway to Tibet will promote development and help raise living standards.
    But Tibet activists say the new links will speed up the pace of Chinese migration there and dilute Tibetan Buddhist culture.
    ($1 = 6.3364 Chinese yuan)
    (Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Ed Lane)


    From your own article:
    The increase in flight services is expected to help Tibet's airports handle 2.2 million passengers and 15,000 tonnes of cargo in 2012, it added.


    So much for your nukes pointed at India..:thumb:
     
  6. Bhadra

    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    passangers and cargo at 4500 meter asl ?? what are you all doing there ?? Growing the Brahma Lotus ?? Not even an Yak survives as such height? Only Chinese survive !! Ha Ha Ha ....... (for LoL)
     
  7. cir

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    A bunch of paranoids!
     
  8. AprilLyrics

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    "The government says that the new airports, roads and a railway to Tibet will promote development and help raise living standards.
    But Tibet activists say the new links will speed up the pace of Chinese migration there and dilute Tibetan Buddhist culture."
     

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