The company signed the Penang Hill Cable Car Project Agreement

GEORGE TOWN: Local rail industry player Hartasuma Sdn Bhd has signed a contract with Austria’s Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH for the Penang Hill cable car project.

The signing ceremony took place on Thursday (April 25) at the Doppelmayr headquarters in Wolfurt, Austria, between Doppelmayr Holding AG Chairman Michael Doppelmayr and Hartasuma Group Executive Director Tan Sri Ravindran Menon.

Doppelmayr is the global market leader in ropeway engineering.

Penang Hill Corporation (PHC) said in a statement on Friday (April): “(The ceremony) was witnessed by members of the Penang delegation, including state Infrastructure and Transport Committee chairman Zairil Johari Khir Johari) and Tourism and Creative Economy Committee Chairman Wong Hon Wai.

The delegation then conducted technical visits to Doppelmayr, Garaventa and the main parts suppliers of the cable car system.

The cable car project was awarded to Hartasuma in December 2022 on a design, finance, operate and transfer basis through a public-private partnership, with Doppelmayr providing the cable car system.

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