Nuns Valley cable car condemned

Proposals “megalomaniacal”

Nuns valley cable car "megalomaniacal"

JM reports that Inês Sousa Real, national leader of the PAN political party, visited the site of the proposed Nuns Valley cable car yesterday and learned about the progress of the cable car project planned for the mountain parish.

In a note sent to the papers newsroom, PAN (People – Animals – Nature) highlights that “Inês Sousa Real stated that the planned intervention for the Curral das Freiras mountains, with the megalomaniacal process that the Regional Government intends to carry out, which jeopardizes the landscape heritage of the place, its fauna and even (threatens) species classified as endangered”.

The party says that it makes “no sense” to bet on this type of infrastructure, “when there are other priorities in the territory that have to be addressed, ranging from basic sanitation, the employability of the population and the recovery of the chestnut or of agriculture”. A definite “thumbs down” for the proposed Nuns Valley cable car from Portugals “green” party!

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Speaking about the proposed Nuns Valley cable car Joaquim José Sousa, a spokesperson for the PAN party in Madeira, considers that for PAN the focus should be on professional training for adults and on teaching excellence that allows young people to study and be a real asset to their communities. He considers Joaquim José Sousa that “it is the school as a social elevator that is essential for the future of the community and not a cable car that on days like this is useless and destroys a unique landscape”.

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7 thoughts on “Nuns Valley cable car condemned”

  1. Yet another step towards ruining the Island. Who has asked for this and what are the benefits. It will not attract additional tourists but will put some off.

  2. Totally agree this is a vanity project for megalomaniacs who think they own the island and can do whatever they want regardless of public opinion or the costs both financially and to the natural environment. To promote Madeira as “nature” and then continue with the Diseyifcation of the island for day trippers says everything you need to know about the priorities of the decision makers. Money speaks louder than nature in their minds.

    • The mention of day trippers reminded me that a reception chief told me yesterday that until now in all of his years at the hotel the guests were English, German and Scandinavian staying for one, two, three weeks, but the hotel now has guests staying for only a few days (sometimes even only one).

      Is that what happens when low-cost airlines start flying in as otherwise the price of getting here would seem to make stays of less than a week not sensible.

      Has anyone else heard about this new phenomena?


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