Santo Domingo’s first cable car to cost US$66.7M
Santo Domingo.- The government is finalizing the studies of the impact zone to build Santo Domingo´s first cable car, including the razing of 144 properties located in its five-kilometer route, at a cost of RD$3.0 billion (US$66.7 million).
In a document the government´s La Barquita and Environs Development Project (URBE) said construction of the first “metrocable” line will start October and will be operating by July 2016.
The group POMA-J. Fortuna, with prior experience in Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Taiwan- won the tender to design and build the also named “Santo Domingo Cable Car,” which will benefit more than 287,000 commuters.
URBE coordinator Patricia Cuevas said the cable car system will cost RD$3.0 billion, including the appropriation of land from 1,400 families living on the banks of the Ozama river, Los Mina, Santo Domingo North and other barrios.
Sep 14, 2015
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