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USD74.2-million cable car project linking northern pagodas approved
  • | | March 18, 2022 07:29 AM
Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has approved a VND1.7 trillion (USD74.2 million) cable car project to connect two popular pagodas in Hanoi and Hoa Binh Province.

The three-kilometre Huong Binh cable car route will run from Huong Pagoda in Hanoi’s My Duc District and Tien Pagoda in Hoa Binh’s Lac Thuy District.


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Around 35 hectares of land will be used for the project in Hoa Binh. Seventeen hectares in Hoa Binh will be used for the construction of a station, restaurants, hotels and wharves. Meanwhile, 18 hectares in Hanoi will be used for building a station, office area and technical facilities.

The project, which is expected to become operational in 2024, will shorten travel time between Huong Pagoda and Tien Pagoda from a 60-minute drive to a ten-minute cable car ride.

The cable car route would have a capacity of 1,500 passengers every hour.

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