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Crystal Bay cooperates with Corex to restore the route Phan Rang – Da Lat

28/04/2022
Crystal Bay hợp tác Corex phục hồi tuyến đường Phan Rang – Đà Lạt

On April 23, 2022, in Nha Trang City, the signing ceremony of strategic cooperation “Restoring Phan Rang – Da Lat railway” took place between Crystal Bay Tourism Group, Corex and TRICC.

The event marks an important milestone for the beginning of the journey to restore Vietnam’s more than 100-year-old heritage railway. This historic work in the world railway industry is 84km long, connecting the “sea and flowers”, is the ancient cog railway in Asia and also the longest cog railway. The highest slope in the world.

Phan Rang – Da Lat railway is one of only two mountain railways in the world that runs on cogwheels. However, after 1975, this railway line was stopped and dismantled, bringing a lot of regret to tourists and indigenous people.

Since 2020, Corex has accompanied Crystal Bay Tourism Group to launch research on the restoration project of the Phan Rang – Da Lat heritage railway. The restoration, development and exploitation of this national heritage work not only has the meaning of preserving the historical heritage, but also brings a lot of potentials to develop cultural tourism, raise the national tourism level, from there. contribute to the comprehensive development of economy – culture – society for the localities where the route passes.

Crystal Bay hợp tác Corex phục hồi tuyến đường Phan Rang – Đà Lạt - Ảnh 1.
Phan Rang – Da Lat heritage railway with the mission of “awakening” the great potential of the tourism triangle of Khanh Hoa – Lam Dong – Ninh Thuan.

As a unit specializing in consulting, investing and deploying real estate – cultural tourism products, Corex has been selected as the general consulting contractor, holding the role of project manager and coordinator along with process experts. leading railway planning and railway projects in Vietnam and the world such as the French Railway Corporation, the French Institute of Railway Engineering Design, the Transport Construction and Investment Consulting Joint Stock Company (TRICC) and Dr. Cong Phu – Former Vice President of APAVE Group and General Director of APAVE Asia – Pacific.

Speaking at the event, Ms. Nguyen Hoai Thu – Chairman of Corex Board of Directors shared: “Reviving the cog railway Phan Rang – Da Lat helps elevate tourism, attracts tourists to experience, and contributes to the development of the city. socio-economic development of localities with routes passing, especially Lam Dong with the strength of mountain landscape tourism and Ninh Thuan with sea tourism.

The railway route Phan Rang – Da Lat is oriented to be restored and repaired, in order to provide train travel services for tourists to visit and experience culture – history. This Indochina heritage train will be the world’s first culturally interactive train, taking visitors back in time and reliving the cultural era of more than 100 years ago. Accordingly, the 84km long route will be divided into 17 stations with 6 main stations; The station area of ​​each station will be designed into experience destinations with unique stories of indigenous culture and high-class tourism products.

Converging 3 factors that make the attraction of famous railway routes in the world is built on risky terrain, extremely difficult technical conditions and impressive scenery, Phan Rang – Da Lat railway line. is considered a big and long-term challenge for Crystal Bay Tourism Group, Corex as well as experts and contractors involved in the project.

Evaluating the potential of the project, Mr. Nguyen Duc Chi – Chairman of Crystal Bay Tourism Group said: “The heritage railway line Phan Rang – Da Lat will be an extremely important piece to promote the development. of “Khanh Hoa – Lam Dong – Ninh Thuan tourism triangle” in the future. We expect that by 2030, this “tourism triangle” will welcome more than 50 million tourists, in which, the railway line alone. This special will attract and serve more than 5 million visitors each year.”

Crystal Bay hợp tác Corex phục hồi tuyến đường Phan Rang – Đà Lạt - Ảnh 2.
Mr. Nguyen Tien Trung (middle), CEO of Crystal Bay Tourism Group, Ms. Hoang Thuy Huong – CEO of Corex and Mr. Nguyen Truong Thanh, CEO of TRICC signed a consulting contract.

Also at the event, Dr. Nguyen Cong Phu – an international expert who has connected many cooperation projects between Vietnam, France and Europe shared: “I am very impressed with the highlights of Vietnam and Indochina that Corex consulted for investor Crystal Bay in this project. With the mind and vision of the team involved, I firmly believe that the project will soon be successful in the future.”

According to the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 1769/QD-TTg issued in October 2021, the Phan Rang – Da Lat railway line is particularly recognized in the railway network development strategy for the period 2021 – 2030, with a range look to 2050.

With positive signs of socio-economic development, especially tourism in the post-Covid-19 period as well as the government’s policy of multi-sectoral socialization, the investment Research by Crystal Bay Tourism Group with the project to restore the heritage railway line Phan Rang – Da Lat deserves the attention and support of the authorities at all levels as well as the whole society.

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