The Nature Isle of Caribbean – Dominica is all set to enlist itself in history by building the world’s longest Cable Car. The project holds immense significance as it will entice tourists from all around the globe.
The island with a population of nearly 80,000 on completion of this project will break the record of world’s longest Detachable Monocable Cable Car which at present is held by Vietnam (‘Ba Na Big’ – 5.8 km long) getting its way through to the Guinness World Book Record, with a ropeway of 6.6 km.
Tourists will sooth their eyes by watching the breath taking greenery views from Roseau to the boiling lake. Construction of cable car is likely to get finished within the time frame of 2 years.
In view of the Tourism Minister of Dominica – Denise Charles cable car project holds great potential to transform and strengthen the tourism sector of the country. Projected cost of this project is approximately $275 million.
Not only this, but the construction of the project will directly employing at least 100 Dominican citizens, and once the project is completed, the management of the cable car alone will generate employment for around 100 people. This will include the hygiene staff, cable operator staff and others.
Nearly 200 Dominicans will get passive employment once the project is completed. Taxi drivers, tour guides, food vendors, and souvenir shops will also be among the ones hugely benefitting on post-completion of the project.
Studying the feasibility of the cable car project, a Switzerland based firm – Outdoor Engineers cited that the project will foster the tourism of the Caribbean island by 3 times, taking it to new heights, hence generating more revenue which will in one way or another contribute in the development of Dominica.
The cruise sector of the island nation – situated in the area of 750 km2 (290 sq mi) will be fortified by three times. During cruise season in Dominica, currently 2 cruise ships dock at the shores of the island, containing nearly 5000 passengers.
Among this number, only 20% disembark to roam and witness the intriguing nature and beauty of Dominica, but the estimation of the finding claims that once the cable car service will commence, this percentage will increase to 50%, hence hiking the footfall ratio by 7 times.
Most importantly, this project will position Dominica at first spot in the Caribbean region in terms of tourism, which will assist the country in bolstering the standard of living of Dominicans.
This project will not only bolster the tourism sector but will also be a “boon” for the hotel industry, as tourists residing in the hotels during their trip sister nations will include Dominica into their itinerary for 2-3 days.
The final destination of the cable car is famous and world’s second largest boiling lake of Dominica. On the way during ride in cable car from Roseau to the lake, one will witness the serene mesmerizing lush green forests and scenic volcanic features of the UNESCO’s world heritage site – Morne Trois Pitons National Park.
Since the park gained recognition by UNESCO in 1997, the Dominican administration was only handed over 18,000 dollars for maintenance purpose.
The 6 hour long 13 km trek to boiling lake on the commencement of cable car ride will be done within just 40 minutes. Another benefit of this project is that now the elderly people as well as children will also be able to witness and admire the serene beauty of the boiling lake.
Oswald Graber – President of Outdoor Engineers, underscored the significance of the project and asserted, “Our firm so far has completed more than 150 projects of cable car but the project which we are going to execute in Dominica is very big and wonderful as it will break world record and will transform the tourism sector of the beautiful island”.
“The initial reason of this project being amazing is that tourists will be enjoying the breath taking waterfalls on the way of their cable car. Besides this, the lush green forests scenic natural beauty of the island will leave one stunned”.
The project will also attracts tourists who will be arriving in the neighboring countries, igniting excitement among them to have a glimpse of the world’s longest cable car.
Moreover, the project will largely benefit the tour guides, as the cable car service will commence, it will entice more tourists which is likely to see a hike of 10 times, the findings further reveals. There will be tourists who wish to trek one way and take one way ride of cable car, therefore this project will lead to development and robustness of multiple sectors.