Afyon welcomes cable car!

Afyon Mayor Burhanettin Çoban performed the tender of the cable car project projected for many years.

Tender of the cable car project in Afyonkarahisar project projected for many years was held by the Municipal Committee during the mayorship of Burhanettin Çoban. Four bidders tendered. The cable car project tendered as part of Build-Operate-Transfer model contained 25-year renting of the cable car line.


After the files were reviewed separately based on the tender specification by the Municipal Committee, the amount of bids proposed by the companies were read. Halatlı Taşımacılık Sanayi Ticaret Ltd Şti, Joint Venture of Uluç Yatırım ve İnşaat A.Ş and Barkotek Enerji İnşaat, Valter Asansör İnşaat Sanayi Ltd. Şti and Grand Yapı Teleferik Ticaret ve Sanayi Ltd. Şti. The bidders raised based on the share they would give from the revenue. Tender committee took the last bids of the highest bidders in writing. The highest bid, 17 percent based on the whole income (VAT exclusive) was given by Valter Asansör İnşaat Sanayi Ltd. Şti.


Mayor Burhanettin Çoban made a brief evaluation after the tender. Mayor Burhanettin Çoban started to his evaluation by asserting that they achieve the dream of years in Afyonkarahisar. He stated that four critical companies of Turkey attended the tender and it indicated the trust in Afyonkarahisar Municipality and that the need for cable car should be fulfilled. Of four bidders, Valter Asansör İnşaat Sanayi Ltd. Şti. based in Ankara won the tender and accepted to pay 17 percent of the whole annual income (VAT exclusive) to our Municipality. We approved the tender immediately. We hope we will start to operate the cable car line in 2018.


Mayor Burhanettin Çoban expressed his worries before the tender as well and said: “There are several global companies who perform cable car business under very high quality standards. On the other hand, some companies engage in illegal manufacturing. We know and observed on site that the cable cars manufactured in this way do not operate. We worried considerably that such a company will win the tender. The winning company is Turkish distributor of the Austrian company Doppel Mayer, one of the world’s most important company in the industry. It performed over 50 cable car works in Turkey. Tendering of a first class European company pleased us significantly. Good luck with it in Afyonkarahisar.

Click for the news