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China upgrades oxygen supply facilities for troops in Tibet

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has completed an oxygen production and supply project for its troops stationed in the high-altitude Qinghai-plateau and Pamir plateau regions.

In the project, 800-plus troop units have been equipped with 165 oxygen generation stations, eight hyperbaric oxygen chambers, 12 plateau oxygen trucks, 4,807 small oxygen generators and 6,830 oxygen cylinders, PLA Daily reported.

The oxygen production-supply integrated support will be incorporated into the joint operation system of PLA's plateau troops.

Oxygen supply facilities are available by the bedside of individual soldiers, and the mobile and base support of oxygen supply are available for troops in training.

The full-process oxygen supply mode in wartime is on a trial basis now, the military online reported.

"A total of 12 joint maintenance points have been set up with technical staff coming from both military and civilian units," said an official of the Health Bureau under the CMC's Logistics Support Department.

Tibet, regarded as he roof of the world, has an average elevation of4,500 meters.

The Logistics Support Department of the Central Military Commission (CMC)has made a plan to ensure effective and good management and maintenance of the oxygen production instalments.

According to the plan, an integrated military-civilian maintenance network and spare parts supply channels will be set up, the report said.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 18:13 IST