In Lhasa now.
I haven't looked into i much, but it'll be a "special" year for certain.
From what I hear here, priority will be given to certain groups, but exactly what that means is unclear.
A new asphalt road all the way to BC is under construction!
I will meet some from the mountaineering network in a couple of days. Do you have any specific questions?
I can forward your questions if you like.