Tanzania, which aims to attract tourists to Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and to attract tourists to the region, started to discuss the project with Chinese and Western companies.
According to the plan announced by the Deputy Minister of Tourism of Tanzania Constantine Kanyasu, around 50.000 tourists climb to Kilimanjaro at the height of 5 meters 900 meters per year. The ropeway, 50 50, which can not climb the mountain, will allow tourists to reach the summit and will increase the number of tourists by XNUMX.
Kanyasu said they were doing a feasibility study to see if the ropeway project worked or not, and that they were meeting two companies from China and the other from the West.
On the other hand, many tour operators in the country are opposed to the project because they fear that the ropeway will reduce the number of climbers. Operators said that the ropeway would play with the bread of tens of thousands of porters working around the mountain, and that guides that guide tourists would be adversely affected.
Loishiye Mollel, head of the Tanzania Porters Organization, said visitors normally spend a week climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.