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Bataan eyes biggest cable car project


By Mar T. Supnad


Balanga City, Bataan — The biggest-ever cable car project in the country may be installed in Bataan as local leaders and former Senate President and Chairman of the Villar Group of Companies, Manny Villar, are now discussing the possibility of the more or less than 20-kilometers cable car project.

Bataan 2nd District Rep. Joet S. Garcia revealed the existence of a project proposal for a cable car service from the top of historic Mount Samat all the way down to Vista Mall, owned by the Villar Group in Barangay Central, this city.

Garcia said discussions were still underway as his brother, Governor Abet S. Garcia, wants the cable car to also be connected to the Provincial Capitol, which is now a P2.4-billion one-stop-shop Government Center financed by the Alloy MTD of Malaysia.

“The governor wants to connect the cable car up to Provincial Capitol, which is possible,” said the congressman, who sees the project not just as a tourism draw but as a regular mode of transportation for Bataeños.

He cited Medellin in Columbia, where a cable car is being utilized for public transportation.

When he was guest of honor at the launching of GENPACT Bataan located inside their Vista Mall, Villar disclosed bigger plans for their mall business, including the cable car to Mt. Samat.

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