State President inaugurates world’s longest cable car
Update: Mar 26, 2009
State President Nguyen Minh Triet on March 25 cut the ribbon to inaugurate a cable car system in Danang, which sets two world records, the longest single-string cable car system with the biggest height gap between its departure and arrival stations.

The president was also among the first to use the service, which extends 5.042km and extends 1.29km up the mountainside.

The system, which connects the foot of Ba Na Mountain with Vong Nguyet Hill, cost nearly VND300 billion.

The cable car utilizes Austrian technology, the world leader in cable car technologies, and equipment produced by Germany, Switzerland, and Sweden. The system can transport up to 1,500 people per hour, with a 15 minute ride-time.

The Ba Na Cable Car Service Company plans to launch a second cable car service from the Vong Nguyet Hill to the Ba Na mountaintop on April 30.

The second cable car, which cost only VND100 billion, extends 697.67m in length and is capable of servicing 1,000 people per hour.