A major tourism company based in the resort city Nha Trang broke ground Friday December 2 for the longest cable car system in central region. The Hon Tre Service and Tourism Ltd will invest around US$6.6 million to build the Vinpearl cable system linking Nha Trang on the mainland with Hon Ngoc Viet resort on Tre island, a distance of 3,310m.
The system, to be set up by French group Poma, is expected to be operational in October next year.
With 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 9 minutes and 20 seconds.
The 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.
Hon 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 island.