Vietnam to break its records for world longest, highest cable car

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A 30-million-Euro nonstop single cable car in Vietnam's central city of Da Nang will become the world's new longest and highest when it is put into operation this March, Lao Dong (Labor) newspaper reported.

The third cable car at Ba Na Hills a resort some 25 kilometers from Da Nang's city center is expected to break the records set by the first one, which was built in 2009, and then recognized by Guinness World Records.

According to the news report, the latest cable car will be 5,771.61 meters long and 1,368.93 meters high.

It is designed to have 86 cabins able to transport 1,500 passengers per hour between the foot of Ba Na Mountain and its top, where the resort is located at a height of 1,489 meters above sea level.

The first cable car runs from the mountain's foot to neighboring Vong Nguyet Mountain, and the second from Vong Nguyet to the top of Chua Mountain, with the length of 700 meters.

The system of cable cars is being funded by the Ba Na Cable Car Service Joint Stock Company and built by the Doppelmayr Cable Car Company based in Austria in accordance with international standards.

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