Construction of Tibet Buddhist Institute kicks off

People's Daily, October 20, 2008

Lhasa, Tibet (China) -- The construction of Tibet Buddhist Institute, which is the first high level comprehensive institute on Tibetan Buddhism in Tibet, kicked off in Qushui county of Lhasa on October 18, 2008.

Tibet Buddhist Institute is a key project of Tibet Autonomous Region, which covers an area of 262.48 mu, with construction area as much as 30,800 square meters.

The program costs 80 million yuan. The first phase of construction covering an area of 16,000 square meters costs 50 million yuan. It will be completed in two years.