LHASA, Aug. 30(Xinhuanet)-- Jia Qingling, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC), visited workers on the worksite of the Lhasa Railway Station Tuesday.
Jia, who is also member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China(CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau, is now heading a central government delegation to attend celebrations for the 40th founding anniversary of the Tibet Autonomous Region.
In meeting with the constructors, Jia said the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the highest and longest plateau railway project, is the most challenging plateau engineering project in the world and the first-ever"great feat" in the history of railway construction.
The building of the plateau railway project is a major decision made by the Party Central Committee and the State Council, aiming at accelerating the development of the country's western region and boost economic and social development in Tibet, Jia said.
The project is up to common aspiration of the whole Chinese people including Tibetan people, and it is an agglomeration of painstaking efforts of the Party's three generation central leadership and the new central leadership with Hu Jintao as the general secretary, he noted.
In his remarks, Jia praised the railway builders for their hardwork and achievements. He urged them to fulfill all tasks on time so as to ensure that the plateau railway be put into official operation by July 1, 2006.
Also present in the meeting were deputy heads of the central delegation including Zhou Yongkang, Raidi, Liu Yandong, Pagbalha Geleg Namgyai, and Liang Guanglie. Enditem