Turkey's most important faith tourism centers of the Sumela Monastery visitors to facilitate the transport and will be established in order to provide the opportunity to see the top of the valley where about 150 million pounds cost of the cable car project tender is planned for the first six months of 2021. The project, which is planned to be completed in 6 years, will operate on the build-operate-transfer model.
In the restoration work initiated in 2015 at the historical Sümela Monastery on the outskirts of Karadağ in the Maçka district of Trabzon, the 'slope improvement work' carried out by special teams of industrial mountaineers was completed. Rock cleaning was carried out in an area of approximately 80 thousand square meters. With the works, 4 thousand tons of rock cleaning was done in the area. Thus, the accidents that could be caused by falling rocks and ice masses in the monastery were prevented.
About Sümela Cable Car Project
Trabzon Metropolitan Municipality will implement the cable car line, which will be approximately 2,5 kilometers long, with the build, operate, transfer model. In the project, a cable car line with 40-person wagons will be established. The project, which will consist of 2 stations, will cost 150 million lira. The first leg of the Sümela Monastery cable car project starts from the parking lot, in other words from the inside of the valley, and reaches a point that is far from Sümela but higher. In the project, viewing terraces, eating and drinking places, walking areas were prepared in that area. The second leg carries visitors to a point close to Sümela, so the two-stop cable car system. At the first stop, there will be an area that offers completely different beauties such as scenery, viewing terraces, walking paths and restaurants where you can easily spend 3-4 hours. You can get on the cable car again, get off at a very close point to the second stop, Sümela Monastery, and go to Sümela from there.
Trabzon Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Murat Zorluoğlu stated that there are a few investors interested in the project with a cost of approximately 100-150 million TL and said, “We hope that a few serious investors are in contact with us, and we will hold the tender for that area in a short time. If there was no pandemic process, we might have contracted this business, but this process inevitably affected the investors. Therefore, we hope that we will hold this tender in the first 2021 months of 6. It is a bit of a customer-related business because we will not do this, we have to find investors for it since we will do it in 2 years with the build-operate-transfer model. He said in the form.