[Look at China along the highway] Sichuan-Tibet Highway Exhibition: the road to the pursuit of the dream of the struggler, the road to prosperity for the people along the route

  [Explanation] The Sichuan-Tibet Highway from Chengdu to Lhasa stretches for thousands of kilometers, passing through the Hengduan Mountains and the alpine valleys of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

In recent years, with the opening of the Yakang Expressway, the first expressway in the Ganzi-Tibet area, the Sichuan-Tibet Expressway has entered the "high-speed era".

  In mid-June, more than 1,400 acres of lettuce tender seedlings in the vegetable base of Anliang Village, Kangding City, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province were growing vigorously.

Anliang Village is close to the 318 National Highway of Sichuan-Tibet Highway. After the Yakang Expressway is opened to traffic, vegetables are shipped to all parts of the country with better quality.

  [Concurrent period] Changqing, a staff member of Anliang Village Vegetable Base, Kangding City, Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan Province

  There used to be traffic jams on the (Old Road) road, and it was also easy to have car accidents. If you can’t get past the car (vegetables), it is easy to rot. Now the (Yakang) highway is open. It is really convenient to send more than ten cars a day. We can get to Chengdu at one o'clock, and our income will increase by nearly 30%.

  [Explanation] Changqing also said that the scale of the base is getting bigger and bigger, and at the same time it drives the surrounding residents to increase their income. Every year, the base has to hire more than 200 villagers during the vegetable planting season, and an average household can increase income by 30,000 to 40,000 yuan.

  Every year during the peak tourist season, millions of tourists embark on the "journey" through cycling, hiking, and self-driving.

In recent years, many hikers have launched live broadcasts on short video platforms along the way, traveling and "starting up" at the same time.

On the Xinduqiao section of National Highway 318, Wang Jian, a young man from Hunan, pushed a trolley on foot, his skin was tanned by the plateau sunlight.

There is a mobile phone on the trolley, and he interacts with fans on live broadcasts from time to time.

  [Concurrent] Wang Jian, Hunan Trekking Expert

  "318" (National Highway) is a scenic route that is particularly beautiful. Although we will encounter a lot of difficulties and hardships when we walk along this route, when we see these beautiful scenery, we will feel everything The hard work is very worthwhile.

  [Explanation] The flow of passengers on the Sichuan-Tibet Highway also gave Tibetan villagers along the way a chance to realize their "dream of getting rich by tourism".

In Shuiqiao Village, Xinduqiao Town, dozens of houses have been converted into guest houses, and it has become the norm for villagers to engage in tourist reception and sell specialty products at their doorsteps.

She Juan has a homestay with more than 20 rooms, and it is hard to find a room during holidays. She said that not only the beautiful scenery of the plateau, the simple folk customs, but also a steady stream of tourists bring business opportunities.

  [Concurrent] She Juan, owner of Shuiqiao Village, Kangding City, Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan Province

  The main reason why I chose this place is that firstly, it has very convenient transportation, because it is next to "318" (National Highway), and because the environment is very beautiful when I just came here, and the fellow here, (Tibetan) elder brother and sister are also Particularly enthusiastic.

When I first started (business), it was just so-so. Later, the Yakang Expressway became available, and the number of tourists coming and going increased slowly and continuously.

  [Explanation] The Sichuan-Tibet Highway, which was built in the 1950s and 1960s, has actually been "shortened" over the years. The new and old Erlang Mountain Tunnel alone has shortened its mileage by nearly 40 kilometers.

At the construction site of the Zheduoshan tunnel at an altitude of nearly 4,000 meters, the tunnel with a total length of 8,415 meters has now been tunneled for more than 2,500 meters.

The builders from the mainland have overcome the difficulties of high cold, low temperature and lack of oxygen. They are also "competing" with the complex geological conditions of the plateau. While "chasing their dreams", young builders are also inheriting the "Sichuan" of the road builders of the last century. Tibetan spirit".

  [Concurrent] He Shanyu, on-site representative of the Zheduoshan Tunnel Headquarters

  The geology of the Zheduoshan Tunnel is extremely complex. Since the start of construction, there have been a total of 36 geological disasters such as tunnel face collapse and water inrush. We mainly solve these disasters through grouting and reinforcement. In terms of (construction) technology, we also Improvements have been made.

It was extremely difficult to build the Sichuan-Tibet Highway decades ago. We are now very proud of young people coming to upgrade the Sichuan-Tibet Highway. We will inherit the spirit of the older generation and repair the Sichuan-Tibet Highway in the new era.

  Reporting from Ganzi, Sichuan by reporter Lv Yang, Wangpeng, Liu Zhongjun

Editor in charge: [Wang Kai]