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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable hike and riding experience for the benefit of
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel’s official opening ceremony which measures 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) along with hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason for it to be an extremely popular tourist attraction during the time of its glory. Elkin said that the present tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and is also a part of modern-day tourism. “The inauguration[of] the tunnel project is another aspect of the development Jerusalem as well as its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for everyone in Israel as well as around the world. Elkin, whose ministry was responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested thousands of shekels annually in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism as well as in creating new ventures and attractions that connect the stunning historic past with the the future of Jerusalem. I invite cycling enthusiasts to come and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. נווה פריצקי The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the idea to alter the concept and transport in Jerusalem. “The tunnel is set to connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various bicycle paths that are already within the city. נווה פריצקי The paths will be paved throughout the city’s numerous neighborhoods. The objective is to promote cycling among the residents of the city.

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is west of Sorek and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public year-round The works comprise road construction and installation of blowers. Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo and historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.