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Thursday, October 3, 2019

First Cable Car System in the country to be built in La-Union, Baguio and Benguet

Cordillera - In an effort to ease the worsening traffic situation in the city of Pines, the Department of Transportation proposed to the city of government of Baguio a cable car system that would run from Pugo, La Union to Baguio. 

Mayor Benjamin Magalong said that DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade offered the city to enter into a memorandum of agreement to pursue the proposed cable car system during an Executive-Legislative meeting on Sept. 23.

The cable car system would the be the first in the country and would greatly ease the traffic congestion in the city of Baguio.

A conceptual design for the proposed project will be first provided to the city for review prior to going into a final agreement, according to Baguio City official website.

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This week, the city council has approved a resolution that authorize city mayor Benjamin B. Magalong to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the DOTr for the conduct of study on the development of a cable car system.

The said cable car will interconnect ajoining municipalities such as La Union Tublay, Sablan, Itogon and La Trinidad.

In addition to the cable car system, DOTr also offered the city of Baguio the construction its first monorail system which will operate from La Trinidad, Benguet to Baguio.

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The monorail project with an estimated cost of over P5 Billion pesos would run from the provincial capital to SM City Baguio passing through the central business district. 

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  1. Finally something mass transport thought of for the commuting public..

    Kudos to all.. this will promote environment sustainability and will remind the younger generations and tourists why Baguio is called 'The City of Pines.'

  2. Sana magtuloy tuloy lahat ng to para naman maging okay ang city at talagang may options para hindi mag kotse.

  3. This will be a great achievement in history, pray it will happen soonest that budget funds will be approved soonest for the betterment of Cordillerans and for EcoGreen-Tourism Business developments brings it to higher caliber.

    I wish & I hope, our firm honest & diligent goverment officials will work this out truly in their heart once the budget came out to suite for this huge great project.

    So be it.../Bonggit DLP-777-TAURUS

  4. Naku naniwala naman kayo. Just another empty promise from politicians.

  5. an idea conceptualized by the government in 1990

  6. Wow! Let's hope it will go through. It will be money well spent.

  7. First? Eh meron na po niyan sa Tagaytay..

  8. I remember this was also the plan of the former mayor jun labo but didn't happen...��

  9. A very ambitious project but I'm praying that this will materialize. Kudos to Mayor Magalong.

  10. Nice project to invite more tourists

  11. Nice! Let's all pray for the best to happen...

  12. Nice project to solve traffic in the country.



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