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Construction kicks off on world's longest cable car

Released at: 11:43, 05/09/2015

Construction kicks off on world's longest cable car

Sun Group project links Phu Quoc Island and Hon Thom Islet, stretching nearly 8 km.

by Thu Hoang

Property developer the Sun Group began construction of the world's longest cable car as well as an entertainment center on Hon Thom Islet, Phu Quoc Island, on September 4.

With investment of VND4.9 trillion ($215.6 million) in the project’s first phase, the cable car will link An Thoi township on Phu Quoc with Hon Thom.

With a length of 7.9 km, the cable car will have six pillars, the highest being 160 meters, and stretch over Hon Dua and Hon Roi Islets.

It will be 1.575 km longer than the cable car running up Mt. Fansipan in the northern province of Lao Cai, which is currently the longest in the world, and will be able to carry up to 3,500 passengers an hour when it opens on April 30, 2017.

The Group also targets transforming Hon Thom Islet into a destination for marine recreation and eco-resort services and tourism.

The Sun Group is one of the largest real estate groups in Vietnam and the largest investor in central Da Nang city, with dozens of projects in hotels, resorts, amusement parks, and urban areas, including the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, the Novotel Danang Premier Han River, the Premier Village Danang Resort, and Ba Na Hills Resort.

 

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  • the world's longest cable car
  • an entertainment centre
  • Hon Thom
  • Phu Quoc Island
  • September 4

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