The Work on the Likoni cable cars are about to start

Pre-engineering works on the Sh5.8billion Likoni cable cars project is set to start in the beginning of July. The works will involve a survey of the land where landing stations and masts will be build on the two sides of the Likoni channel. Construction of the project is set to begin before August. The Construction Company C&C will build the infrastructure which includes two 90-metre high masts and two landing stations on the mainland and the island sides. The Doppelmayr Group will be in charge of the techonogical part of the project. The Austrian company will transfer the technology to Likoni Cable Express Limited. The project is being undertaken under the public private partnership deal.

 It is expected to take two years to complete and employ 500 people. The project will operate seven days a week with a crossing time of less than three minutes.