05
Jul

2019

Weekly Roundup: New Systems Advance in Asia

Post by Steven Dale

  • Penang Hill Corporation of Malaysia announces its intention to study an approximately 7-km long, tourist-oriented cable car system on the island of Penang.
  • An Israeli NGO that works to “defend cultural heritage rights and to protect ancient sites” has petitioned for a delay of the National Infrastructure Committee’s recent approval of a cable car to Jerusalem’s Western Wall plaza. The gist of the petition is that the current government is an interim one and that a decision as significant as this should be made by a properly elected government, not an interim one.
  • The hilltop tourist district of Patnitop in the Jammu and Kashmir state of India prepares for the commencement of commercial operations of that country’s newest cable car. Business Standard reports that the 2.8-km system has been in the works for over 15 years and was built by a “French company on a Public-Private Partnership model at a cost of (approx. $22mm USD).” Presumably, the system was provided by Poma.



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