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Sapa begins building world's longest cable car

Update: November, 04/2013 - 11:00
Construction on the VND4.4 trillion (US$209.5 million) Fansipan-Sapa cable car system was started last Saturday.

SAPA (VNS)—Construction on the VND4.4 trillion (US$209.5 million) Fansipan-Sapa cable car system was started last Saturday.

The complex three-wire cable car system will stretch 7km from Lao Cai Province's Sa Pa town to the peak of Fansipan Mountain.

When put into operation in 2015, the cable cars will shorten a climb that currently requires a two-day trek to a mere 15-minute ride. It is designed to carry a maximum of 2,000 people per hour. Each car holds 35 passengers.

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai Hai urged investors and contractors to minimise the project's impacts on the local environment and landscape.— VNA/VNS Photos

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai outlined his vision of a cable car system servicing the Fansipan-Sa Pa tourism centre. He believes Sapa is sure to attract even more domestic and international visitors.

Hai urged investors and contractors to minimise the project's impacts on the local environment and landscape.

The project was invested by the Ba Na Cable Car Service's Fansipan-Sa Pa Cable Car Service JSC. — VNS

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