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The Pamir Plateau Ecosystem Scientific Observation Station will be the 10th built by the institute in the country and will be run by the institute and the administration bureau of Taxkorgan Nature Reserve

beijing, Apr 7 China will build an observation station in the country's northwest Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region to improve the ecology of Pamir Plateau, a busy passage once for traders traveling along the ancient Silk Road.

The station to be built in Taxkorgan County will be used by researchers concerned with water resources, biodiversity, grassland productivity, climate change and disaster warning and forecasting, said Lei Jiaqiang, director of theXinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography under theChinese Academy of Sciences.

Field observation could also help the local community improve agriculture and livestock production efficiency and support the construction of the China-pakistan Economic Corridor, state-run xinhua quoted Lei as saying.

The Pamir Plateau Ecosystem Scientific Observation Station will be the 10th built by the institute in the country and will be run by the institute and the administration bureau of Taxkorgan Nature Reserve.

Situated in the west of the Pamir Plateau and some 300 kilometers from Kashgar City, Taxkorgan borders Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), afghanistan and Tajikistan.

Lei said the station would also facilitate scientific cooperation between China, its neighbours and international organisations.

The institute has built 15 field observational stations with countries in Central Asia, the report said.

 
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