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Barrier lake flood damages pivotal highway linking Sichuan to Tibet

Time: 26-11-2018 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

Jinshajiang Bridge on construction
Jinshajiang Bridge on construction

A bridge across the Jinsha River was damaged after water was discharged from a landslide-formed lake, Sichuan Traffic Radio reported. The bridge connecting the highway is a pivotal route linking Sichuan and neighboring Tibet Autonomous Region.

A landslide led to the formation of a barrier lake on the river on October 11. Water levels returned to normal on October 14 with no casualties reported before a second landslide blocked the river again on November 3.

The Sichuan provincial transportation department said part of the Zhubalong Jinsha River Bridge, located in Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Sichuan Province, was destroyed by the discharged water.

Authorities discharged water from the barrier lake on Tuesday afternoon and submerged the bridge, which had been reinforced in anticipation of the deluge.

No casualties have been reported from the discharge because some 34,200 people were evacuated along the river as the lake’s water level continued to rise, which helped lower water levels of the barrier lake.

The department said repair work of the highway will start as soon as the water subsides.

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Hello  I am planning a trip to Katmandu and on to Lhasa and Mt. Kalias. I am  pilgrim. Let me know costs and details I intend to fly or go overload from Katmandu Lhasa etc. Thx.

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Thanks very much for your inquiry. Travelling to Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu. Firstly, we'll apply for visa invitation letter with copy of your passport. Next, we'll send visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give them your original passport, then they will go to Chinese embassy and apply for Chinese Group Visa for you. When you board plane from Kathmandu to Lhasa, they'll only check your passport and Chinese Group Visa. Apart from Chinese Group Visa, you also need Tibet Permit, we'lll apply for Tibet Permit for you in Lhasa, and our guide will pick you up at Lhasa airport with your permit. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Thanks & Regards

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