Jordan's Ajloun cable car project to be completed by June 2021
Austria's Doppelmayr won is working on the Jordan Free and Development Zones Group project in Al Suwwan
Jordan Free and Development Zones Group (JFDZC) revealed that its Ajloun cable car project in Al Suwwan Development Zone (SDZ) would be completed by June 2021, with Wolfurt, Austria-based ropeway manufacturer Doppelmayr having won a contract to work on the project in May 2019.
A Jordan Times report, quoting chairman of SFDZC, Khalaf Hmeisat, stated SDZ would be divided into three locations, with the main location being Plot 36, from where a 2.9km cable line would begin.
Phase 1 of the project, valued at $14.1m, will include building the parts of the cable car project on Plots 36 and 43.
The cost for this phase will be borne by JFDZC, and its works are expected to create 50 jobs in Jordan.
With an investment of $70.5m, Phase 2 of the project will include the construction of a conference centre, a five-star hotel, lodging areas, and a restaurant.
JFDZC will work in partnership with private sector companies for this phase, which will create jobs for 650-700 people.
According to Jordan's news agency, Petra, upon operational commencement, the project will operate 40 cable cars, with each car having the capacity to accommodate eight passengers.