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Highway from Lhasa to Shigatse Airport is Building at the End of September

Time: 17-09-2018 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

According to the news from Shigatse Transportation Bureau, the feasibility study report, preliminary design and construction drawing design of the high-grade expressway project from Lhasa to Shigatse Airport have been completed. The project feasibility study report has been reviewed by the Autonomous Region Transportation Department and will be built according to the first-class expressway standard. The construction mileage is 167 kilometers, and the total estimated investment is 27 billion yuan. At present, the first phase of the project is undergoing preliminary work such as land acquisition and demolition. It is expected that the construction unit will be able to start construction at the end of September. 

Highway from Lhasa to Shigatse Airport

After the project is completed, Lhasa to Shigatse time is cut in half. It is said, the new-built highway will greatly improve the traffic conditions from Lhasa to Shigatse Airport. It took about 6 hours to drive from Lhasa to Shigatse. After the project is completed, it can be shortened by half, and it takes about 3 hours.

Highway from Lhasa to Shigatse Airport

The first phase of the project, from Dazuka Petrol Station to Shigatse Airport, with a total length of 76 kilometers, is expected to be completed in March 2021 and will be put into use first. Time is the benefit. The construction of this high-grade expressway will improve the bottleneck of transportation to the economic and social development of Shigatse, and enable Shigatse to better integrate into the 'three-hour economic circle' centered on Lhasa.

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user portrait Mr. To*** from: What documents are required to travel from Nepal to Tibet?

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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Dear Mr. To***,

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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