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Tibet to have 3 more airports

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

plans to build three new airports in in addition to the five existing ones to promote and economic growth, reported.

The new airports will be in Shannan, Xigaze and Ali, according the and the Civil Aviation Administration of

Ali is part of Ngari prefecture of where Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Hindu holy sites are located.

Construction of the three airports, all above the altitude of 3,900 metres, should begin in 2019, state-run agency reported.

will be responsible for the construction of the airport in Shannan, Shanghai for the airport in Xigaze and West Airport Group for Ali.

The three companies are scheduled to transfer the airports to local operators after one or two years of operation.

Currently, has five civil airports in Lhasa, Qamdo, Nyingchi, Ali and Xigaze, with nine airlines operating 86 routes, including an international one.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 17:15 IST