The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta administration is set to develop cable cars to connect several tourist destinations in the city.
Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno said the administration planned to extend the route of gondolas in Taman Impian Jaya Ancol in North Jakarta and installed the facility in other areas.
The city administration plans to install cable cars connecting Betawi cultural neighborhood Setu Babakan in Jagakarasa, South Jakarta to Pancasila train station, and Ragunan Zoo in South Jakarta to Lenteng Agung train station.
"This is my dream that tourist spots in Jakarta can be connected with environmentally friendly and modern transportation," Sandiaga said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.
He added that the cable cars would not be developed with the city's budget but with the funds from a public-private partnership scheme.
"German company Doppelmayr has offered a partnership for the project," he said.
Meanwhile, in West Java, the Mount Gede Pangrango National Park (TNGGP) authority has agreed to build an ambitious 35-kilometer cable car network connecting Mount Gede (2,958 meters above sea level) and Mount Pangrango (3,019-m) to facilitate travelers to experience the area's volcanoes.
The national park has conducted a preliminary study on the high-tech project, which is planned to start from Bodogol Resort in Bogor to Mandalawangi (the top of Pangrango), connecting to Kandang Badak (Gede’s peak), passing the Edelweiss flower garden and ending at Cibodas. (cal)