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Huancavelica to unveil cable car by 2014

By Manuel Vigo

The project is being carried out as part of the Peruvian government pushing for cable cars nationwide, arguing it would boost tourism and bolster local economies.

Huancavelica to unveil cable car by 2014

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The Huancavelica region is set to unveil its cable car by 2014, El Comercio reported.

The project is being carried out as part of the Peruvian government pushing for cable cars nationwide, arguing it would boost tourism and bolster local economies.

The site where the cable car will be built has not yet been defined, but local officials are optimistic about the impact it will have in the area.

“According to technical studies to be carried out, experts will tell us in what area Huancavelica’s cable car will be built,” said Maciste Díaz Abad, regional president of Huancavelica.

Once in place the cable car will be able to transport 400 passengers per hour.

“It will demand an investment of about 125 million soles, will have a longitude of 5.1 kilometers, and will benefit local residents.” Díaz said.

Late last month President Ollanta Humala signed the Cable Car Program, and said the government’s goal was to have a cable car in every region in the country.

On Wednesday Díaz said Huancavelica, Apurimac, Pasco, San Martín, and Áncash would be the first regions to benefit from the government’s program.

Last week Lima officials also announced that the capital’s cable car would be ready by 2014 , and would connect Parque de la Muralla to the top of Cerro San Cristobal.

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