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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. The tunnel’s southern entry point is located in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי While the northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km away from the Kerem junction. The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated at a formal ceremony held on Thursday that was attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov as well as hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction because of its rich past. Elkin stated that, today, apart from its rich history, Jerusalem is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The inauguration of this tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. It transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist place for any kind of crowd in Israel and around the world.”

Elkin is the project’s director. project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in Jerusalem’s tourism development and also in the development of new tourist attractions and ventures that connect the glory historical past of Jerusalem to the future. I would like to invite cyclists to ride a secure and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

The project was funded by the Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the vision of changing the concept for transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel that connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and those that will paved in its areas. The goal is to encourage biking among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green revolution in transport in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to transfer its main sewer line towards Sorek’s purification plant.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the vision of changing the transportation concept all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León

Current work includes road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is secure for everyone to use all year.

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