• Thisted Holgersen posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding which is enjoyed by all.

    As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

    The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

    The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company chairman, and hundreds of cyclists.

    http://www.facebook.com/neveparitzki Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason that it was an extremely popular tourist destination in the past. Elkin explained that the modern tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. “The opening of this tunnel project is yet another milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all kinds of people from Israel as well as around the world.”

    Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, explained that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and the development of exciting tourist attractions and ventures that link the fascinating history of our eternal capital to its future… I would like to invite cyclists to join us and take a ride along an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

    The project was financed by Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

    Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument in achieving our goal to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which will connect 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 to encourage cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors and encouraging the green revolution of transportation in Jerusalem.”

    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 crucial in achieving the dream of transforming the concept of transportation all over Jerusalem. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon

    Construction of roads and installation, as well as blowers, sophisticated security systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the present construction. The tunnel will be safe for the people to use all entire year.

    נווה פריצקי It is also possible to use the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.