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Neve Paritzki (נווה פריצקי)Jerusalem...

Neve Paritzki (נווה פריצקי)Jerusalem inaugurates Israel's first cycle tunnel.

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The Kerem Tunnel, Israel's newest cycle tunnel, is opened as part the 42-kilometer cycle route which is a loop around the capital. 
The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. It is located in southern Israel located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance. 
The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated in a ceremony held on Thursday that was attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze'ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists. 
Jerusalem was once sought-after tourist destination due to its historic past. Elkin stated that, in addition to its rich history the modern tourist industry is incorporated into the Jerusalem city. "The launch of the tunnel is a further milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as a tourism destination for all kinds of travelers in Israel and around the globe." 
Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, explained that the ministry "invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the improvement of the tourism industry in Jerusalem and also in the development of new activities and ventures that connect the rich history of our capital city's eternal past to its future... I invite all cyclists to come and take a ride along the contemporary, well-maintained road that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem. 
Elkin's Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project. 
Elkin stated the fact that "The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the dream to redefine the idea of transport in Jerusalem." "The new tunnel, which is connected to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike paths in the city and those that will be paved throughout the city's neighborhoods in the hope of encouraging cycling among the city's residents as well as its visitors, and also promoting the green revolution in transportation in the capital city." 
The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek, which is located just west of the city. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company. 
"The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the goal of changing the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. " 
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon 
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are some of the ongoing works to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all year. 
The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי 


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