A new cable car link over the sea with the world’s highest track rope opened Saturday in the port city of Hai Phong.
The cable car link, which traverses over 3,955 meters of sea connects Dong Bai Commune on Cat Hai Island and Phu Long Commune on Cat Ba Island in northern Vietnam.
The system was developed by Vietnam's Sun Group with a total cost of 2 VND.21 trillion ($94.7 million), is expected to boost tourism in Cat Ba Island, home to Lan Ha Bay and ancient fishing villages.
The cable car link is supported by two 214 vertical posts.8 meters high each.This has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest structure in the world.
The system has 60 carriages, each with a capacity of 30 passengers, equivalent to 4,500 passengers an hour.
It will cut travel time from Cat Hai Island to Cat Ba Island to 9 minutes from a 20-minute ferry ride, which could stretch to three hours due to congestion.The cable route greatly facilitates access to Cat Ba Island.
Visitors also enjoy expansive views of the ocean, natural limestone mountains and a fishing village below.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh said that the construction of the cable car system is proof that Hai Phong is determined to turn the city into an attractive tourist destination.
Chairman of Sun Group Dang Minh Truong said that the cable car is the first product in a chain of tourism products including a golf course, a resort, a coastal cultural village, a public beach and a cruise ship port that will be developed in the future. future.
He said the project will open up new opportunities for other investors to exploit in Cat Ba so that tourism becomes a key economic sector of Hai Phong, in addition to its strength in shipbuilding and seaport services.
The northern port city is also known for the famous Do Son beach and Cat Ba Island, the largest in the Cat Ba archipelago.Cat Ba National Park on the island was recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve in 2003, and is home to a number of historical sites.
Cai Beo floating village is a must-visit place on a tour of Lan Ha Bay in Hai Phong City.Shutterstock / Jimmy Tran's photo.
Also Saturday, Hai Phong inaugurated two other tourism projects – the Flamingo Cat Ba beach resort complex, invested by Flamingo Group, and an artificial beach stretching for over one kilometer in Do Son District, invested by Van Huong JSC.
Officials say the artificial beach covered with golden sand with coconut palms and clear sea water will be an alternative to the muddy waters in the Do Son area.
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