Indonesia: Mount Rinjani cable car system to enhance regional tourism

 Tuesday, December 20, 2022 


Apart from hiking, cable car system would provide a new way to showcase the natural beauty of Mount Rinjani and West Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia, West Nusa Tenggara Governor Zulkieflimansyah said. He was speaking during the Rinjani Cable Car construction groundbreaking ceremony in the region.

He opined that the cable car system connecting Karang Sidemen Village, Central Lombok, to Mount Rinjani would increase tourists’ visits to the region.

The cable car system is expected to be completed by 2025 and completes West Nusa Tenggara as a tourism site, the governor stated

“We will provide opportunities for more people to observe our natural beauty. We will reduce as far as we can any environmental damages incurred by the project, and we will be more fortunate if (the project) incurs zero harm to the environment,” Antara News quoted Zulkieflimansyah as saying.

Clarifying the concern of hiking porters, he said that the cable car system will not harm the porters’ livelihood and if affected, porters would be accommodated and trained to work in other sectors.

Further elaborating on the potential of the cable car system to boost tourism, Central Lombok District Head H. Lalu Pathul Bahri said that the Rinjani Cable Car project would attract more tourists to visit the region, particularly with the presence of the Mandalika tourism Special Economic Zone that will host various international events.

He further stated that it will enhance regional tourism and help increase the livelihood of residents working in the sector.

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