Guatemala: Urban Cable Car Project

The Municipality of Guatemala claims to have the permits to use the airspace in streets of the capital and Mixco, and needs an endorsement from the CIV before the route to be used can be decided.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Although last November it was indicated that at the end of that month the specifications would be published to grant in concession the construction and operation of the cable car or aerometer, some procedures and permits have yet to be completed in order to proceed with the tender process.

Prensalibre.com reports that "...The Works Department of the commune says that the Aerometro, which will impact the capital and Mixco, is the one that is the most advanced of the projects being analyzed. The project recently received approval from the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics to use airspace in Mixco and the capital, as it will use a cable car system using cabins to transport people."

"... The legal advisers of the commune have the tender rules ready, but the Ministry of Communications lack the right of way on Roosevelt Road, Liberación Boulevard and Montufar Street.  To turn the two phase - 8.9 kilometers of route - Aerometer operation into a reality, $180 million needs to be invested".


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Guatemala: Details of the Urban Cable Car

June 2017

The air transport system will have 288 gondolas, 10 stations and will have to carry least 5,500 to 6,000 passengers per hour.

The Municipality of Guatemala has endorsed the project to grant in concession the construction, administration and operation of the "Aerometro" cable system, Phase I.

Guatemala: Tender for Cablecar

November 2016

It has been announced that in late November the request for proposals document will be published for the award in concession of its construction and operation, and it is estimated that the cost will amount to $180 million.

It has been reported that the foreign companies that have already expressed interest in the project are Doppelmayr / Garaventa, of Austria, and the Leitner Poma group. According to municipal authorities, the bidding rules are ready, and will be published on the Guatecompras website later this month.

A Cable Car for Guatemala City

April 2016

A feasibility study ordered by the Municipality of Guatemala found that it is feasible to install an urban transport cable car system, which will be called AeroMetro.

Although there is still no certainty about the final cost, a representative of the Municipality of Guatemala, Carlos Sandoval, told Prensalibre.com that " 'Everything points to it being an investment using public capital from the municipality and money from private companies. A public-private partnership.´"

Panama: Cable Car for San Miguelito

August 2009

Authorities unveiled a proposed $50 million, 3 kilometer cable car transportation project in San Miguelito.

The route will span from Samaria to Samaria Piedra, going through Sinaí, Don Bosco and Río Palomo.

Representative Raún Pineda, who presented the project, stated that it "could be financed using the $1 billion credit line granted by Brazil", reports newspaper La Estrella.

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