|The new cable car system is able to carry 2,000 passengers per hour. — Photo baotintuc.vn
MEKONG DELTA (VNS) – An Giang Tourism Development JSC launched a new cable car system to transport visitors to the top of Cam Mount in Ang Giang's Tinh Bien District on February 14, 2015.
The French-designed cable car system, which is 3.5km long and has 89 cars, can carry 2,000 passengers per hour.
Le Minh Hung, General Director of An Giang Tourism Development JSC, said that the new system will provide services to pilgrims going to Cam Mount during the traditional Tet festival from February 18 to 20, 2015.
The cable cars take eight minutes to carry passengers from Lam Vien Resort at the foot of the mountain to Vo Ong Buom on top of Cam Mount.
The total investment in the new cable car system, the only one of its kind in the Mekong Delta of Viet Nam, amounted to more than VND300 billion (more than US$14 million).
Hưng added that the new system will create more favourable conditions for pilgrims to visit Cam Mount, and thus help attract more tourists to the Mekong Delta in general, and Tinh Bien District in particular.
Tickets are priced at VND180,000 per adult and VND110,000 per child. Visitors from Tinh Bien District have to pay only VND120,000 each.
According to An Giang Tourism Development JSC, the Mekong province welcomed more than five million visitors in 2014, including nearly two million visitors to Cam Mount.
The An Giang tourism sector expects to welcome and provide services to 5.6 to 6.5 million visitors this year. It also aims to contribute eight per cent of the province's gross domestic product, help create more employment opportunities and increase the incomes of An Giang residents. — VNS