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PM Marković hosts representatives of reputable Italian cable car manufacturer: Leitner intends to start Kotor - Njeguši cable car project as soon as possible

PM Marković hosts representatives of reputable Italian cable car manufacturer: Leitner intends to start Kotor - Njeguši cable car project as soon as possible
Published date 10.10.2019 14:20 | Author PR Service

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Prime Minister Duško Marković hosted representatives of the Italian company Leitner, one of the world's leading manufacturers of rope-hauled transportation systems. Following the successful start of the cable car project in Cmiljača and the Monastery Podvrh - Đalovića cave, the company expressed its intention to start a project to build a gondola cable car from Kotor to Njeguši by financing, according to initial estimates, around EUR 20 million.

The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction with Leitner's business operations in our country so far, assessing that the two cable cars projects as strategic projects financed by the Government and built by Leitner are successfully implemented due to the seriousness and commitment of the parent company, as well as the choice of a high-quality local partner.

"It is important for the Government, which allocates a large amount of money from the capital budget for strategic development projects, to have credible partners like Leitner who bring new quality and knowledge. The successful start of the previous two projects recommends you for this one as well. That is why I was delighted by your interest in the Kotor – Njeguši cable car project that you would build on the principle of concession or public-private partnership," the Prime Minister noted.

Sales director and member of the Leitner Board of Directors Martin Leitner presented to the Prime Minister a preliminary design of the cable car, saying, among other things, that they plan to build Pininfarina cabins similar to the ones they recently built in Zermatt in Switzerland on the Matterhorn Glacier.

The meeting assessed that the project has a tourist, but also ecological and cultural dimension as it enriches the tourist offer of our country, improves the tourist position of Cetinje and Lovćen National Park, but also creates preconditions for reducing the volume of traffic from Kotor to Njeguši.

Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism Pavle Radulović and Minister of Culture Aleksandar Bogdanović also attended the meeting.

PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF MONTENEGRO