The signing of the Contract on development of main design, delivery of equipment and putting into operation of the cable car between Mayor of Sarajevo Ivo Komšić and representative of Leitner Company, Dominic Bosio at the City Administration Office marks the official beginning of construction works on the Trebević cable car.
“This is a very important day for Sarajevo. The cable car will be built by the Italian company Leitner, which was chosen as the most favourable contractor through international tender announced by the City of Sarajevo. Furthermore, Leitner is one of the leading companies for designing, production and assembly of cable cars”, stressed Mayor Komšić at the press conference held after the Contract signing.
The official representative of the donor Mr. Offermann, Armin Rustanbegović, who was also present at the press conference, said that as of today the donor funds are available and that advance payment will be made to the account of Lietner Company, in order that the construction works could start without delay.
The press conference participants stated that the Trebević Cable Car will be the most modern facility to operate in Sarajevo. It will consist of 33 cabins, with 10 seats each, and the loading capacity of 1 200 passengers per hour. Instead of former 12 minutes riding time, the new cable car will reach Trebević in just 7 minutes 15 seconds. In contrast to the old cable car, the new cable car will not create noise, it will consume less energy and be environmentally-friendly.
The cabins are in fact panoramic gondolas, which can be used day and night, or as a convoy if appropriate during festive events in the city. Deputy Mayor Skaka announced that the Leitner Company will deliver one gondola in seven to ten days, to be put on display in front of the City Hall in order that the citizens of Sarajevo could see how it will look like.