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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable riding and hiking experience to the benefit of
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. Its southern entrance is located beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also in attendance.

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction because of its rich past. Elkin explained that the present along with its historic treasures, the tunnel project also incorporates modern-day tourism. “The inauguration (of this tunnel project) is another aspect of the development of Jerusalem as well as the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist city for all sorts of people across Israel as well as around the globe.”

Elkin, whose ministry was in charge of the project 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 activities and ventures which will link the amazing historical past with the exciting future of Jerusalem. I encourage the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modernized route that will take the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

The project was financed by the Elkin’s department as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. נווה פריצקי The project was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument for realizing our vision to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths within the city, as well as those that are being constructed in its diverse neighborhood. The tunnel is intended to encourage bicycling within its inhabitants, and also to encourage an environmentally sustainable transportation system in Jerusalem.”

In the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized as an infrastructure tunnel. It also houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal of changing the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The current works include road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is secure for everyone to use all year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo and historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.