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CCTV.com

07-07-2016 16:52 BJT

The economy in Tibet is outpacing the rest of China. Tibet's GDP reached 23.9 billion yuan in the first quarter, up 10.7 percent year on year, and 4 percentage points higher than the national average.

Fixed assets investment in Tibet stood at 8.1 billion yuan in the first quarter. That was 22.3 percent higher year on year again, the growth was higher than the average level across the country.

Some major projects such as the construction of Sichuan-Tibet railway, hydropower plants along the Yarlung Zangbo and Jinsha rivers, and a highway connecting Lhasa and Nyingchi are all progressing. Tourism has also developed well as an economic driver. Tourism revenue in Tibet reached 670 million yuan in the first quarter, up 29.7 percent year on year.

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