10 The Danger Hidden High In the Mountains

The Danger Hidden High In the Mountains

Posted on October 11, 2012 by team

Back in 1996 orbiting satellites detected a huge ice lake near Khorgos river on the Kazakhstan-Chinese border. Last summer there was sent a research expedition to that place and the specialists were shocked: a catastraphic mudslide could happen in any moment! The lake was called “Kapkan” (“Trap”).

At the border with China they are building new infrastructure now with inhabited localities. They plan to turn the border crossing territory into the large transit and logistics center between China and the rest of Eurasia.

EMERCOM often flies here.

They are investing hundreds of million dollars into the project. The center of international cooperation is growing very fast, but nobody thought about mudslides and floods which could happen near the basin of Khorgos.

The huge construction site appeared right in the steppe.

They are building railroads, automobile roads and bridges.

People are already settling here.

In the Soviet times only border guards and militarymen stayed here. Natural disasters were not the main threat then.

Khorgos has considerably changed.


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10 Responses to “The Danger Hidden High In the Mountains”

  1. Alain says:

    I didn’t know that Russia (and the rest of the world, except Burma, US and Liberia) used the foot as a length unit ? Interesting to share that unuseful information to everybody, English Russia webmaster !

  2. komar says:

    very interested facts good stry and nice pcs
    (great britain – foot to)

  3. Perkunas says:

    In Russia is a metric system, just for easer understanding its not hard to convert it.

  4. America says:

    “CAT” yet another example of world class American export goods that Tiger tries so hard to deny the existence of! lol

    “Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), also known as “CAT”, is an American corporation which designs, manufactures, markets and sells machinery and engines and sells financial products and insurance to customers via a worldwide dealer network.[2][3] Caterpillar is the world’s largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines.[2] With more than US$70 billion in assets, Caterpillar was ranked number one in its industry and number 44 overall in the 2009 Fortune 500.”

    “Manufacturing – Caterpillar products and components are manufactured in 110 facilities worldwide. 51 plants are located in the United States and 59 overseas plants are located in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and Sweden.

    Caterpillar’s historical manufacturing home is in Peoria, Illinois, which is also the location of Caterpillar’s world headquarters and core research and development activities. Although Caterpillar has contracted much of its local parts production and warehousing to third parties, Caterpillar still has four major plants in the Peoria area: the Mapleton Foundry, where diesel engine blocks and other large parts are cast; the East Peoria factory, which has assembled Caterpillar tractors for over 70 years; the Mossville engine plant, built after World War II; and the Morton parts facility.”

    So much for your point that American manufacturing is dead and we all work at fast food joints making minimum wage.

    • (r)evolutionist says:

      Hey, America: They just laid off 33 per cent of workers at my factory. “Economics” was the reason given. Guess 33 per cent of hard working manufacturing workers will be cooking your hamburger next week. America, your best days were in the quasi-socialist pro-unionist 1950s and 1960s. Don’t look for “Happy Days are Here Again” anymore (forever).

    • Jeebs says:

      We all work at fast food joints really?

      I love the stereotypes people think up lol

    • Snowbee says:

      You tell ‘em, America!

    • Tovarich Volk says:

      Back in the 90’s, I worked for a tree cutting service in South Carolina. When I was there, we had did a long term lease on an AWD Caterpillar Backhoe. The manufacturing placard on it did have a a Peoria Address on it, but the placard also pointed out that the particular model that we had wasn’t actually manufactured in Peoria, but some city in the UK.

      I don’t recall the particular city that it was manufactured in because this was 18 years ago, but I recall clearly that it was made in England, so I really wouldn’t be surprised at this point if Caterpillar also has manufacturing facilities in China, India, or some other place overseas where the labor is cheaper than unionised US labor. — ISO 9000 certification makes such things possible.

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