|Tourists visit the Lôi Âm Pagoda in Quảng Ninh Province. The province authorities will build telpher system at the pagoda. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn|Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NINH — The Quảng Ninh Province’s People’s Committee on Tuesday approved the sites to set up a cable car system and services zone at Lôi Âm Pagoda.
The proposal to start cable car services at the historical and cultural monument in Đại Yên Commune, Hạ Long City, was made by Thu Hà Construction Co Ltd. The project is part of the Hạ Long City scheme till 2030, with vision till of 2050, which got the go-ahead from the provincial People’s Committee in October 2013.
The detailed plan for the cable car system will now be sent to the provincial Department of Construction, the People’s Committee, the Ministry of Construction and other concerned organisations for checks.
Many believe that authorities should consider the idea of building the cable car system at the pagoda carefully as it will mar the landscape. Besides, the access road to the pagoda from Highway 18 is close by, no more than one kilometre away, and advantageous.
The northern province already has several cable car systems at the Ngọa Vân Pagoda in Đông Triều Town; at the Yên Tử Pagoda in Uông Bí City; and at the Bãi Cháy International Tourism Zone in Hạ Long City. — VNS