More than 2,100 people have been evacuated after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Xaitongmoin County in the city of Xigaze, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, on Monday, local authorities said.
The Sichuan-Tibet Railway will be the second railway into southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region after the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. The line will go through the southeast of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, one of the world’s most geologically active areas.
Since 1994, Shigatse in southwest China’s Tibet has welcomed 3,842 Aid-Tibet projects from four paired provinces and two businesses, receiving more than 10 billion yuan (1.45 billion US dollars) in aid funds and welcoming 1,504 Aid-Tibet cadres.
The number of family doctor groups has grown to 279 with 898 doctors who have contractually served 414,919 people for free in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region since 2016, when family doctors began signing contracts to work in the city.