Montenegro has been positioning itself intensively as a tourist destination for years. While the south of the country is already well developed in terms of infrastructure, the north is still lagging behind. A comprehensive government investment plan, however, is now set to change all this. In the Bjelasica mountain range, several ski resorts are being created, and at the same time a visitor attraction will be accessible by gondola lift.
LEITNER ropeways will complete two ropeways in the region by the fall of 2019: Specifically, a 6-seater chairlift, which will become the centerpiece of a new ski area, in addition to an aerial tramway will connect the Podvrh Monastery with the Dalović Cave. The 6-seater chairlift "Cmiljaca Z7," which will be equipped with LEITNER DirectDrive and heated seats, will have a transport capacity of 2,600 passengers per hour. Meanwhile, the ski area complex near the town of Bijelo Polje will provide perfect access to the newly created slopes.
The "Djalovica Pecina" aerial tramway featuring two cabins and fixed grips will extend directly over the ravine of the Bistrica River over a span of 800 meters. This should significantly improve the hitherto difficult access to a partially explored cave world. So far, only about 16 kilometers of tunnels have been explored, although it is believed that the cave has total length of about 200 kilometers.
The importance of the two tourism development facilities was underscored by Martin Leitner's recent visit to Montenegro's Prime Minister Duško Marković. “In LEITNER ropeways, we have found a great partner for our strategic development projects in the north. This not only creates the basis for more tourism, but also new jobs. It is my pleasure to be working with the world’s leading ropeway company on two projects for our country.”
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