Written by Lt Cdr Stuart Cantellow RN
The convoy was accompanied from Bosanski Brod to Sarajevo by His Excellency Mr André Schaller, Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to BiH and a delegation of the community of Grächen. Brigadier General Zoltan Gulyás, the Deputy Commander of EUFOR welcomed the convoy and Ambassador to Camp Butmir.
The Cable Car is a gift from the community of Grächen, Switzerland to the City of Sarajevo so it can rebuild the Trebevic Cable Car that was destroyed during the conflict in the early nineties.
H.E. Mr Schaller thanked the drivers and support staff for their efforts in transporting this first of four convoys
Ambassador Schaller said:
“I am very proud of the Swiss Armed forces that have transported this cable car safely from Switzerland and I am also very impressed with the assistance from BiH authorities and EUFOR in making this possible. I am eagerly looking forward to construction of the new Trebevic Cable Car in 2012/2013.”
This is the first of four convoys that will transport the Grächen -Hannigalp Cable Car system to Camp Butmir. It will be stored at Camp Butmir until construction commences in spring 2012 with a scheduled completion date in 2013. The convoy travelled approximately 1300 Km passing thru Lucerne, Milano, Zagreb and crossing into BiH at Bosanski Brod.
The project is supported by the EU, the Embassy of the Swiss Confederation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
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