$22.5 Million Cable Car in Guatemala

Local authorities and private companies are to invest in the construction of a aerial tramway to the crater of the "Volcán de Agua" volcano.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The work is due to begin next January with the cable car seeking to connect the community of Santa María de Jesús with the crater of the perfectly shaped conical volcano, Volcán de Agua, where a hotel will also be built.

"The construction represents just the beginning of works in the region's Junajpú park, which includes the construction of a wind farm and the three star hotel," explained Sotero Chunuj, the community's mayor, to Prensa Libre.

Cross Oceans is the company managing the project.

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