In the next few months, the launching of the tender for the construction of the cable car that will lead to the archaeological complex of Choquequirao is planned, according to regional authority.
Lima, Jan 06 (ANDINA) The regional president of Apurímac, Elías Segovia, said that the details of the terms of reference for the tender are still being worked on, in coordination with the Ministry of Housing.
“If everything goes well, in February or March we would be launching the international tender, and in April or in the first days of May the first stone of this important project could be placed,” he said.
He stressed that the cable car will mark the beginning of a “tourist revolution” in Apurímac and in the southern regions of the country, as it will also work on the enhancement of Choquequirao and its integration with the tourist circuit of Cusco.
The initiative would require an investment of approximately 200 million nuevos soles, which would include the enhancement of Choquequirao, shared by Apurímac and Cusco, and the improvement of carriageways.
This means of tourist transport will be built on the imposing canyon of the Apurímac River and will have as starting point the viewpoint of Kiuñalla, of the district of Huanipaca, in the province of Abancay.
In November 2011, the Ministries of Culture, Foreign Trade and Tourism and the Environment, signed the Choquequirao Act, ratifying the Government’s political will to back this project.
According to the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur), the cable car could motivate the arrival of 200,000 visitors in its first year of operation.