Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that the construction of the world’s longest cable car is ongoing in the Roseau Valley.
He made the announcement while presenting the feature address at the annual Diaspora Dialogue held at the State House Conference Center this week.
“We are also building, and it has started, the longest cable car in the world,” he said. “That cable car will take you up to the Boiling Lake, creating more opportunities.”
According to Prime Minister Skerrit, this is going to be a major attraction, “because there are a lot of cruise ships coming in, and this cruise season we are increasing the number of cruise [passengers] by 80,000 people coming out on the ships.”
He stated the reality is that when the cruise ships arrive there are many people who stay onboard.
“Senior citizens may not be able to walk too much and may want to relax, but many of you here I am sure, most of you if you had the cable car now, you would go visit the Boiling Lake,” he explained.
Furthermore, Skerrit pointed out that there will be many attendant benefits and opportunities.
The Prime Minister went on to explain that a tour guide who spoke to him said he was not in favour of the cable car because it might cause him to lose business.
However, he went on to explain to the tour guide that instead of walking five times up to the Boiling Lake he can use the cable car to provide the visitor with a tour.
Furthermore, Skerrit believes that the installation of a cable car is a way of catering to everybody.
“You have people who might be physically challenged who want to enjoy the same things we enjoy, and so we look forward to the completion of this cable car,” he said.