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Gas pipeline keeps away from populus euphraticas

Populus euphraticas can resist dry and volatile harsh climate in deserts and is extremely tolerant to salt and alkali. To safeguard the local ecological environment and protect populus euphraticas, the original plan for the design, field prospecting and construction of the desert section of the Phase II Hetian-Zepu gas pipeline in South Xinjiang was adjusted on a continuous basis. Due to the detour, the 15 km-long section saw investment increased by RMB 3.25 million, pipeline length extended by 1,700 meters and the parallel road increased by 3,400 meters, in order to keep away from 2,100 populus euphraticas.