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Cam Mountain cable car system planned

Update: January, 11/2014 - 08:37
CUU LONG DELTA (VNS)— A business cooperation agreement has been signed for the development of a cable car system to Cam Mount in southern An Giang Province.

The 3,461 m cable car system will be jointly built by the MHB Bank, Chau Doc branch and An Giang Tourism Development JSC. With 89 cars, it will be able to carry 2,000 passengers per hour when completed.

The system will connect Lam Vien Tourism Park at the foot of the mountain with Vo Ong Buom on the peak of Cam Mount in An Hao Commune of the Cuu Long (Mekong) province of An Giang's Tinh Bien District.

Cam Mount, which is 716 metres above sea level, is the highest peak of the That Son (Seven Mounts) Range. It is also considered the rooftop of the Mekong Delta in Viet Nam.

With an investment of VND292 billion (nearly US$13 million), the cable car project is scheduled to begin at the end of this year.

Thanks to its natural beauty and historic relics, such as the Great Buddha Pagoda, La Pagoda, Thanh Long Spring and Thuy Kiem Cave, the Cam Mount receives over 1 million visitors annually.

The cable car project is expected to pave the way for the further development of tourism at Cam Mount as well as An Giang Province as a whole, according to the provincial authority.

A ground-breaking ceremony for construction of the cable car system project was held at the foot of the Cam Mount on 24 December 2013. — VNS

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