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German Firm Invests in Tourism Project

German Firm Invests in Tourism Project
German Firm Invests in Tourism Project

Iran’s largest tourism project entered a new phase after an unnamed German firm signed an agreement with Aqiq-Parsian Holding Company to invest in the project.

The agreement marks the first investment by an international firm in Iran’s tourism industry following the signing of the nuclear deal in Vienna on July 14, Mehr News Agency reported.

The German firm is the second international company to claim a stake in the tourism project after Austrian-based Doppelmayr Garaventa, which manufactures chairlifts, cable cars, gondolas and surface tows for skiing and amusement parks.

The project, called Sib (Persian for apple) Tourist Village, aims to build Iran’s largest tourist resort between the mountainous regions of Firouzkouh and Damavand in Tehran Province.

Sib will be located among three tourism exemplary regions. The project itself comprises three sites connected with cable cars. The sites include recreational facilities such as water amusement parks, as well as hotels and hospitals.

Once completed, Sib’s cable car project will be the longest lift in the country. It will have eight-passenger cars, some designated VIP and restaurant with a significantly higher capacity than other cars.

The design of the village’s buildings is based on Persian architecture with Islamic elements.