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The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride. In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, as well as many cyclists.

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination due to its rich history. Elkin added that in addition to its historical treasures, modern tourism is also integrated into Jerusalem’s city. נווה פריצקי “The opening of this tunnel is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem as well as its development into an attractive tourist city for all types of visitors throughout Israel as well as around the globe.”

Elkin his ministry, which responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the city’s tourism development and also in the creation of new attractions and ventures which will link the amazing historic past with the the future of Jerusalem. I encourage cyclists to come and enjoy the modern and well-maintained cycle route that takes in the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 to the project. נווה פריצקי The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the dream of altering the way of transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes within the city and are being constructed in its various neighborhood. The tunnel is intended to encourage bicycle riding within its inhabitants, and also to encourage the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

In the 1990s in the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used for infrastructure purposes and houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current work includes road construction, installation blowers, and advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe for all to use all year.

It is also possible to use the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.