Milan Bandić Opens Works on Sljeme Cable Car, Explains Huge Expense

Lauren Simmonds

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After years of back and forth (literally) on Sljeme’s cable car, Zagreb mayor Milan Bandić has ceremonially opened the works on the up and coming cable car, he also explained why Zagreb’s brand new attraction is going to cost more than the one in the Alps.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 25th of January, 2019, the ever enigmatic Milan Bandić symbolically started the works on the construction of the Sljeme cable car by using a dredge and laying a stone foundation.

The Sljeme cable car saga has been ongoing for some considerable time now, with a few little scandals under its belt for good measure, and now that works have finally actually begun, the contracted time for the eventual realisation of this large city project currently stands at fifteen months.

True to character, Milan Bandić was witty and always the spectacle yesterday, especially when responding to the question put forward by SDP’s Mateja Mišić, who asked him where he intended to get the cash for the lift from if he hadn’t put it in the plan for this year’s budget, according to a report from Večernji list.

In 2019, Mišić recalled, the initially planned amount for Zagreb’s cable car was once a certain amount, while the projection for 2020 is different.

”The money will be secured in the rebalances,” concluded Bandić, who decided to justify matters and state that the up and coming Zagreb cable car will be more expensive than that which leads to Matterhorn.

Our cable car, as Milan Bandić said, is a kilometre longer, and therefore, unlike the one in the Alps that costs fourteen million euros, this one here costs fifteen million.

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