Toiling away through blankets of sand

By Zhang Lei | China Daily | Updated: 2020-05-23 11:48
The Xinjiang Yuli to Qiemo Desert Highway is under construction.[Photo/Xinhua]

Inspiring feat of engineering is being created by construction workers across the desert in Xinjiang

The wind is still blowing in the eastern hinterland of the Taklimakan Desert, the second largest mobile desert in the world. The all-invading fine sand particles float in the wind, while the construction site of the desert road from Yuli to Qiemo in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region is still roaring with machines. Large bulldozers are lined up to level the sand hills.

According to the China Communications Construction, the desert highway from Yuli to Qiemo has entered the final stage, and the largest sand hill in the project is currently being excavated. It is about 70 meters high, with a sand mass of 1.2 million cubic meters, and the construction takes about three months.

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