MEDOG, May 7 (ChinaMil) -- A highway linking the last frontier defense company of the PLA inaccessible by road in the Medog County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, opened to traffic on April 26, 2015.
Since the frontier defense company was stationed in Medog in mid 1970s, all the materials the company needed had to be delivered by people or horses in the past 39 years due to having no roads linking the company to the outside world.
Surrounded by the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas in the west, north and east and with the raging Yarlung Zangbo River running through it, Medog County is the last in China to be connected to the outside world by paved road. In October 2013, the 117 kilometer long highway linking Medog County to Zhamog Township was completed and most frontier defense companies stationed in Medog were open to traffic, but the adverse natural conditions made it impossible to build a highway linking the county seat of Medog to the frontier defense company at that time.
The one-way walking from the company to the county seat usually spends 5 hours, which have stopped a lot of family members of the soldiers from visiting the company in the past years.
Ang Wang, political commissar of the PLA's Nyingchi Military Sub-Command, said that, as all the frontier defense companies in Medog have been open to the traffic, the military sub-command will speed up the construction of frontier defense infrastructure and improve the living conditions of border guards