major tourism company based in the beach city of Nha
Trang broke ground Friday for the construction of the
longest cable car system in central Vietnam, reported
Hon Tre Service and Tourism Ltd will invest around US
$6.6 million to build the Vinpearl cable car system
linking Nha Trang on the mainland with Hon Ngoc Viet
resort on Tre Island, a distance of 3,310 metres.
system, to be set up by French group Poma, is expected
to be operational next October.
47 cars, each of which can seat eight people, the system
will be able to transport 1,000 to 1,500 people an hour,
traversing the distance in nine minutes and 20 seconds.
nine posts on land and sea supporting the cable will
be modelled after the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
They will be lit up with laser lamps after sunset.
Tre will also spend nearly US $56.6 million on building
a seafood restaurant, 5-star resort Vinpearl II, golf
course, villa complex, and an eco-tourism area on the