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2001-28, Scott 3160 Commemoration of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway Construction
Commemoration of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway Construction
(1-1), Commemoration of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway Construction, 800 fen, 135*114mm/ 81*38 mm
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Scott No: 3160
Serial number: 2001-28
Values in set: 1 (souvenir sheet)
Denomination: 8.00 yuan
Date of issue: 29th December 2001
Designer: Yan Bingwu, Yang Wenqing
Size of S/S stamp: 81*38 mm
Size of S/S: 135*114mm
Printing process: gravure
Printer: Beijing Postage Stamp Printing House
Themes: Railway, Train,
Background
The building of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway started on 29th June 2001. The 1142 kilometre-long railway extends between Golmud in Qinghai Province and Lhasa in Tibet Autonomous Region. Its sections over 4,400m above sea level total 960km, and the highest section, which crosses the Tanggula Mountain, is at 5,072m above sea level. The railway passes 550km of ever-frozen land. The construction of the railway, the highest and longest one on plateau in the world , is planned to be finished in six years. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway is a representative project in China's implementation of its strategic decision to develop China's west at the beginning of the 21st century.The significant project is a magnificent task in the world history of railway construction and has drawn the attention of the world .
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