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As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.
The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Kerem junction.
The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, as well as hundreds of cyclists.
Jerusalem was a popular tourist destination because of its rich and fascinating historical. Elkin stated that the present as well as its historic treasures, the tunnel project also encompasses modern day tourism. “The opening (of [this] tunnel project is an additional part of the development of Jerusalem, and it’s transformation into a sought-after tourist city for all sorts of audiences throughout Israel as well as around the world.”
Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the development of new activities and ventures that connect the rich history of our capital city to its future… נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists to visit and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special nature of Old Jerusalem.”
Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 for the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
Elkin said that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the goal to redefine the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem.” נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי “The new tunnel, which connects to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle routes in the city as well as the ones that will be laid in the various neighborhoods in the hope of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors and in promoting the green transportation revolution in the capital city.”
The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to move its main sewer line to the Sorek purification plant.
נווה פריצקי “The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. ”
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Present projects include road construction, installation blowers and sophisticated safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure for everyone to use all year.
The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.