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Pucón Planned Investment
Villarrica-Pucón plans US$ 5 million expansion. The project includes plans for several new lifts, as well as an access gondola or cable car.


  by Brian Passikoff, June 22, 2005

A business group, led by Carlos Abumohor, has, signed a letter of intention with the Municipality of Pucón. The details of the letter include a US$ 5 million investment for newmountain infrastructure. The planned investment includes new lifts and an access gondola or cable car.

The business group and the Municipality of Pucón are asking the government of Chile to pave the access road to the main mountain lodge. Currently the government is paving the first two kilometers. The mayor of Pucón, Carlos Barra, has met with government officials to formally petition the pavement of the remaining 8 km.

The mayor has related that the agreement with the investors has been signed. Also, the business group has already been formed, and their financial resources have been confirmed. The preliminary project report is also complete.

With the new investment, officials hope the resort will expand skier visits from the current 20 thousand per season to 60 thousand.

Source: El Mercurio, 22 June 2005, p. B4



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