“Wings of Tatev” (Armenia)
The reversible cableway “Wings of Tatev” was constructed as part of the project “Revival of Tatev” and opened on 16 October 2010.
Since the opening of the “Wings of Tatev” cableway it has transported more than 250 000 people. The increased number of tourists stimulated development of infrastructure and job creation.
The cableway “Wings of Tatev” is registered in the Guinness Book of Records not only as the world’s longest (5 752 м), but also as the world’s only engineering structure of such scale built in only 10 months.
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With his various initiatives in Armenia, ambitious and requiring large investments, it seems that the entrepreneur, philanthropist, and co-founder of IDeA Foundation Ruben Vardanyan is trying to return to local Armenians the charm and advantages of living with wide prospects and long-term plans.
IDeA Foundation's various projects – UWC Dilijan College, the Tatev Revival program, which began with the construction of the Wings of Tatev cableway, and the large-scale 100 LIVES project, which also includes a multilingual multimedia website and other small and large projects – began from a dream, Vardanyan says.