The world’s longest zip-line is expected to be commissioned in Armenia’s Yenokavan community by the end of June.
Tigran Chibukhchyan, founder of the Yell Extreme Park project, which has undertaken to construct the zip-line, says $22,167 has been raised in a month-long crowdfunding launched on May 4. An overall $100 thousand has been collected during different fundraisers.
Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan and Russia-based businessman Ruben Harutyunyan have been the biggest contributors, having donated $1,000 each.
He said, however, that a total of $200 thousand is needed, and the rest will be funded by private investors.
Authors of the project hope it will help boost the development of tourism.
Today the longest line is 750m long with the height of 200-300m and the speed of 5-7m/s.
The new zip-line is expected to be 2,680 m long and have a height of approximately 250 m and a speed of 120 km/h. There will be four parallel zip-lines from Yell Extreme Park to the village of Yenokavan.
After completing the project in Armenia, Yell Extreme Park plans to have 2-3 bases in Artsakh.