Mon State Chief Minister Dr. Aye Zan and party attended the cable car opening ceremony at the Kyaik Htee Yoe pagoda yesterday morning in Yathetaung, near the Kyaik Htee Yoe pagoda.
Chief Minister Dr. Aye Zan spoke at the opening ceremony and Managing Director of Sky Asia Co., Ltd. explained the process of the cable car project.
Then Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win and officials pressed the button of the cable car to officially open the service.
Sky Asia Co. Ltd. undertook this project with a US$ 21 million investment, permitted by the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) to construct the cable car system on 13.5 acres of land on Mount Kyaik Htee Yoe.
It is the first cable car of its kind in Myanmar and provides easy access to the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda.
The company built six towers, each 2,850 feet high, from Yathetaung to the Kyaik Htee Yoe pagoda. One cable car can hold 8 passengers, with total of 44 cable cars.