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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable riding and hiking experience to the advantage of
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza path. The tunnel’s southern entrance can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel was officially opened 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 and hundreds of cyclists.

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction because of its rich past. Elkin stated that the current tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is another part of the expansion of the city of Jerusalem and its transformation into an attractive city that is attractive to all types of people throughout Israel and throughout the globe.” Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels per year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s visitors and in the development and operation of innovative attractions, ventures and attractions that connect the glorious history of our eternal city to the future”. I encourage you to take your bicycles on a scenic maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.

A total of NIS 25 million were earmarked in the project, budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, with the work carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the idea to alter the concept and transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which is connected to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike paths in the city and those that are paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods in the hope of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors and encouraging the green revolution in transportation in the capital city.” The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate its main sewer line towards the Sorek purification plant.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are just some of the ongoing efforts to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all seasons.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo, and historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי