Jan. 21 (TibetanReview): China has again said it will make the western Tibetan prefecture of Chamdo into a non-ferrous metal industrial base by 2020. The prefecture boasts reserves of nearly 100 kinds of mineral resources, including gold, silver, bronze and iron.
The identified bronze reserves were reported to amount to 10.34 million tons while lead and zinc reserves were said to measure about four million tons.
By 2015, Chamdo will strive to realize the goal that the annual output of bronze, magnesia and coal exceeds 100,000 tons respectively, and the sales volume of iron ore amounts to one million tons.”
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