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Tongyeong Mulls Building Longest Cable Car in South Korea

Tongyeong Mulls Building Longest Cable Car in South Korea

TONGYEONG, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwie) — The picturesque port city of Tongyeong is considering the construction of another cableway, which could end up being the longest cable car line in South Korea. The new cable car project connecting Mireukdo Island and Hansando Island, and spanning a distance of 23.4 kilometers comes after the success of local [...]

Government Advisory Panel Rejects Cable Car Project on Mt. Seorak

Government Advisory Panel Rejects Cable Car Project on Mt. Seorak

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – An advisory panel to the cultural heritage authorities on Wednesday rejected a plan to build a cable car on a mountain range on the country’s east coast, citing possible damage to the environment, wildlife and cultural assets. The Cultural Properties Committee voted down the controversial scheme to construct a 3.5-kilometer-long cablecar system in the southern region of Mount Seorak in Yangyang County, some 215 kilometers [...]

Gov’t Ruling Paves Way for Controversial Cable Car on Mt. Seorak

Gov’t Ruling Paves Way for Controversial Cable Car on Mt. Seorak

SEOUL, Jun. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A government arbitration commission on Thursday ruled in favor of a county in Gangwon province that has been planning to set up a cable car on a popular mountain range near the nation’s eastern coast. In the ruling, the Central Administration Appeal Commission under the Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights [...]

Cable Car Development Plans out of Control?

Cable Car Development Plans out of Control?

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) – As a surprising number of local governing bodies around Korea are currently developing or planning cable car installations in their district to boost tourism, hoping to follow in the footsteps of a successful project in Tongyeong, several environmental organizations are opposing the idea, saying that the attractions are not without [...]