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New 7.5 km-long cable car connects Gudauri resort in Georgia

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As reported by Agenda.Ge, a 7.5 km-long cable car connecting the village of Kobi and the ski resort of Gudauri in Georgia has opened.

The cable car, which cost approximately GEL81 million (approximately US$30.5 million), can carry up to 2800 people an hour.

The distance between Gudauri and Kobi is 15.2 km by car, but landslides and heavy snow have shut the route in the past.

Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze, who attended the opening ceremony, said: “Georgia will take its place on the global map as a country with the most successful ski resort. Number of tourists has increased by 500% in Gudari during last six years. This is a great success but not enough. This cable car is truly unic [sic] which will unify Gudauri and Kobi in one cluster. Outstanding Swiss and Austrian resorts have managed to achieve best results through realisation of the same strategy and I am sure that we are also getting closer to this level.”

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