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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique riding and hiking experience for the benefit of
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

נווה פריצקי It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman and hundreds of cyclists were present at a celebration to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination because of its glorious past. Elkin stated that, today in addition to its historical treasures it is also home to modern-day travelers. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different element of the progress of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourism destination for all throughout Israel and the world.

Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the improvement of all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the development of innovative activities and ventures that connect the fascinating history of our eternal capital to its future… I encourage you to take your bicycles along a beautiful, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality, and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work. Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the idea to transform the idea of transport in Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths within the city, as well as those that will be paved within its different areas. נווה פריצקי It is designed to encourage bicycle riding among its residents, and also to encourage the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek, which is located to the west of the city. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the goal of changing the transportation concept throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Construction of roads installation, blowers, advanced security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the current work. The tunnel will be safe for the people to use all entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the and the historical natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh. נווה פריצקי