Tibet invests 400 mln yuan on cultural relics protection in 2019

LHASA, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region invested nearly 400 million yuan (about 56 million U.S. dollars) in 2019 to launch about 110 projects on the protection, repair and utilization of the region's cultural relics, according to local authorities.

Among the total, the central government has allocated a special fund of 296 million yuan last year to 56 projects on the protection of cultural relics in the region, said Liu Shizhong, director of the administration of cultural heritage of Tibet.

The regional government appropriated about 90 million yuan and launched 53 programs for cultural relics preservation, Liu added.