The progress of the Cable Car Project, which aims to increase the means and availability of public transport services in Ulaanbaatar, connect sub-centers, reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, and develop tourism, was presented. The project is being implemented by the POMA Group with a soft loan from the Republic of France. The construction work will begin this March and it is planned to be completed in 2025. POMA Group has been operating for 88 years and has experience in building 8,000 cable car transportation systems in more than 90 countries.
Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, is divided into two parts by the Tuul river and the railway. When the cable car is put into operation, it will be possible to travel between these two divided areas or 4.2 km in the direction of Yaarmag-Kharkhorin in 11 minutes. Each cabin will have a capacity of 10 passengers and it is estimated to have a capacity of 2300 passengers per direction.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to Mongolia Sébastien Surun said, “Last year, the heads of state of the two countries had a mutual high-level visit. In this context, they exchanged views on intensification of the implementation of joint projects between France and Mongolia. The project will make a significant contribution to the healthy and safe living condition of the citizens of the capital city.”
The implementing unit director underscored the vast experience of POMA Group in construction cable car in many countries while highlighting the technical features, including heated cabins for winter comfort, ventilation for summer travel, dual power sources for reliability, and safety equipment ensuring secure transportation.
MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF THE CAPITAL CITY