Iran is to build the longest gondola lift line in the world.
The aerial lift line which is 36 km long is to be built in northwestern city of Orumieh, the Director General of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism organization of Western Azerbaijan province Asadollah Alizadeh told reporters.
"The initial construction phase of the gondola lift starts on Saturday August 28 in the presence of some officials of the province," he said, adding the project involves resorts and tourism complexes as well.
The project would be accomplished in three routes, Alizadeh continued.
He added, the gondola lift's speed reaches 6 meters per second and the project involves 86 gondola lifts each one is able to carry 6 people.
He said, 2000 individuals can be moved per hour while staying in the gondola lift for 17 minutes.
The project needs 5 billion dollars and 120 thousand euro jointly funded by Iranian private sector and two Italian and Turkish companies, he noted.
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