Tibet's capital to preserve its ancient heart
BEIJING (AP) - The government of Tibet's capital city has begun a seven-month, 1.2 billion yuan (S$236 million) project to help preserve Lhasa's ancient heart.
State-owned China Tibetan News, citing a government news conference on Friday, said the project will update the Barkhor area's infrastructure, including water, sewer and electrical lines.
The government will also build heating facilities, remove fire hazards, improve sanitation services, regulate signs and dismantle illegally built structures.
The official Xinhua News Agency said the government will preserve cultural relics in the area, including Tibet's most sacred shrine, the Jokhang Temple.