Everything is ready: The construction of gondola lift connecting the centre of Zlatibor with the top of the ski slope Tornik is probably starting in 2012.
This year the construction of gondola lift,worth 10 million euros connecting the centre of Zlatibor with the top of Tornik is about to start. Except this unique venture, a shopping mall in the centre s also under construction.
After four years ,when construction of gondola lift was firstly mentioned,the realization of this unique endeavour is finally starting this year. According to Milan Stamatovic,the mayor of Cajetina, the adoption of general and detailed regulation plan was on hold during this time.
“This year,we are starting with works on gondola together with our hoteliers. The equipment for gondola is very expensive,so it will be our first time totake loan from the bank.These days we are going to invite tendes for the banks,and from the one offering the most favourable conditions we will raise a loan for the equipment ,on the spot. The cost of the entire project is about 10 million euros . After the equipment costs about 5 million, we paln to raise a 10 years loan for such a sum. We have been negotiating with investitors already owing hotels on Zlatibor about everything else gondola needs .“,Stamatovic said.
This gondola will be a unique endeavour in this part of Europe.The route will be 9 km long,exceeding the altitude from 900 to 1496 metres above the sea level.
Starting point of the lift is in the centre of Zlatibor,and goes across the field of hotel “Palisad“ and across Ribnicko Lake reaching the top of Tornik. Steel cables by which gondola will be practically supported are put onto 17 pillars.Gondola lift possess 80 cabins with the capacity of 1000 passengers per hour .Gondola will have have intermediate stops.
“Since during the winter season,municipal budget has increased for 30% comparing to the last year`s and that Zlatibor has become more and more attractive for tourists,there would be no problem in financing from the budget“,our interlocutor claims.
The first man of Cajetina Municipality last year anounced the construction of modern shopping mall,i.e multifunctional complex whose value is 20 million Rsd.
We expected the construction to start in spring this year but due to delays of general and detailed regulation plan adoption, the works willl be overdue. The project construction had already been finished and the major project development for replacing the bus stop to a new location,to the entance to Zlatibor,in the vicinity of a traffic roundabout,along the main road to Nova Varos is in progress ,Stamatovic claimed.
Shopping mall in the middle of the mountain
The upcoming shopping mall will have the area of 6.900 square metres,and will include a shopping center,a hotel with ten luxurious apartments,a building for municipal administration and a roof looking like a park.
In addition,the mall will perfectly fit with the natural environment. The forthcoming mall will have the underground parking,with resataurants and shops on the ground floor.