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Pokhara to be equipped with a cable-car soon


Pokhara, one of the top tourist destinations of the country, will soon have a cable car to transport tourists to the hilltop of Sarangkot.

The foundation stone to connect the Fewa Lake with Sarangkot was laid last year but the project couldn’t gain momentum due to procedural delays. With the formal agreement between the construction company and investors on Thursday, the construction of the cable car is expected to gain pace.

Annapurna Cable Car Pvt Ltd is the investor of the project. According to Kalu Gurung, president of the company, it has penned a contract with Chitwan Co-E Company for the construction of the cable car.

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“The construction has started in full pace, and we believe the cable car will be operated within the next one and a half years,” he said.

The company is constructing the cable car with an investment of around Rs 1.10 billion. In this mighty project there will be 85% Nepalese investment prior to 15% foreign. Local residents are also eligible for investment with 10% percent being given to them. It is believed that the flow of tourists in the region will surge once the construction of cable car is completed.

“Once the construction is completed, Pokhara will have more tourists,” Gurung said, adding that the cable car will make Pokhara more famous.

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