( – FocusAsia Media Ltd)

LHASA, Apr 25 (FAM) – Under the “Belt and Road” initiative, Lhasa and Xigaze, Tibet’s two largest cities, 290 kilometers away from each other, have been respectively marked as the center and frontline of the region’s opening-up to South Asia, said Wang Ping, deputy chief of Tibet’s commerce bureau.

“One of our measures is to help to regularize the Guangdong-Tibet-Central South Asia freight route, which runs once a week,” Wang said on April 17. “So far, 150 million yuan [$21.79 million] worth of cargo has been transported along the route.”