June 13,2018--A panoramic view of Shiquanhe town, the administrative center of Gar county and Ngari prefecture, Tibet autonomous region. (Photo Provided to China Daily)
June 13,2018--Tibet will build three new airports to improve transportation and boost the economy in remote areas, according to civil aviation authorities in the region.
The three airports will be in Lhunze county, Lhokha city; Dingri county, Shigatse city; and Burang county, Ngari prefecture, said Pedron, head of the Tibet Civil Aviation Administration, at a meeting in Lhasa on Friday.
Construction of the airports - all at altitudes above 3,900 meters - will begin next year, with completion planned by 2022, he said.
"When completed, the three new airports will boost the local economy and provide a convenient way for residents to travel," he said.