Kien Giang starts building world's longest cable car system

Kien Giang province yesterday held the ground breaking ceremony of world's longest cable car system.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at the ground-breaking ceremony (Photo: SGGP)

The 8,000 meter long cable car system will link  An Thoi Town and Hon Thom Isle on Phu Quoc Island of the Mekong delta province of Kien Giang.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended the ceremony.

For the first phase, the three -wire suspension cable network costs VND VND4,900 billion (US$218,050,000). It has 70 cabins and each can carry 35 passengers. It is designed to carry a maximum of 3,500 travelers an hour.

After completion, the cable will become the world's longest cable, surpassing the current Fansipan-Sapa cable car system.

In addition to building the car cable system, investor Sun Group has also invested in sea entertainment services, resorts, adventure games and sea tourism as well as sea sports including climbing mountain, sailing on the sea and scuba diving to watch coral reefs.

The first phase of the project is expected to be completed.

By staff writers - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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