Dominica: PM Roosevelt Skerrit shares update on construction of world’s longest cable car

Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica- Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, took to social media and outlined that the country has started building the world's longest cable car, which will take people up to the boiling lake

Dominica: PM Roosevelt Skerrit shares update on construction of world's longest cable car
Dominica: PM Roosevelt Skerrit shares update on construction of world's longest cable car

Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica- Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, took to social media and outlined that the country has started building the world’s longest cable car, which will take people up to the boiling lake. He stated that the step would be a significant attraction and would create many opportunities for the people.

Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit shared the details of the cable car during Diaspora Forum 2022, which took place on October 26, 2022. 

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He stated, “This will be going to be a major attraction because there are a lot of cruises coming, and this cruise season will increase the number of cruise people by 80,000 people coming through the ships.” 

PM Roosevelt Skerrit outlined the significance of the cable car and stated that the reality is when these cruises come, there are still many people who stay onboard and have to walk too much to reach the destination, including older citizens who may not be able to walk, but if the country has a cable car which goes straight to the boiling lake so these people will be able to visit Dominica’s major tourist attraction – boiling lake.”

PM Skerrit stated that he is eagerly looking forward to the completion of the world’s longest cable car. 

According to reports, the project is expected to be completed in 2 years and will be recorded in the Guinness World Records as the longest cable car in the world, surpassing the ‘Ba Na Big’ Cable Car in Vietnam (5.8 kilometres long).

The project will not only attract tourists across the world, but it will also generate extensive employment for locals. It has also been expected that over 100 Dominicans would get employment during the construction of the cable car project. However, after the completion of the project, another 100 Dominicans will be directly employed, and over 200 will get business and employment opportunities indirectly, such as taxi drivers, souvenir shops, local food vendors, tour guides and many others.