PERU TO BUILD CITY'S CABLE CAR IN SEPTEMBER

12 Jul 2013 11:19

LIMA, July 9 (BERNAMA-NNN-ANDINA) -- Construction of the city's cable car, which will link the Parque de la Muralla and San Cristobal, will begin in September, an official of the municipality of Lima said.

Its director of Promotion of Private Investment, Domingo Arzubialde, said the cable car system is expected to start operations between May and June next year.

He said the Ministry of Culture had given approval for the project and the municipality was only waiting for the final plans from engineers.

"We expect construction work to start in September and the operations of Lima's cable cars between May and June 2014," he told Andina news agency.

Arzubialde noted that the investment will reach eight million soles (US$2.9 million) and comes entirely from private sources.

"The construction of the cable cars is part of the policy of tourism development in the historical centre and is related to the Cantagallo park and foot paths that replaced roads within Cercado and Rimac," he added.

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