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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.
The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.
The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company chairman, as well as hundreds of cyclists.
The city’s rich history was a reason for it to be the most visited tourist destination during the time of its glory. Elkin explained that the modern tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s treasures from the past and also incorporates modern tourism. “The opening of this tunnel project is another stage in the growth of Jerusalem as an ideal tourist destination for all kinds of travelers from Israel and all over the world.”
Elkin who’s ministry in charge of the project 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 will connect the magnificent historical past and the future of Jerusalem. I invite cyclists to enjoy a well-maintained, modern cycle route, which overlooks the stunning nature of Old Jerusalem.
The project was financed by the Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the vision of shifting the idea of transportation in Jerusalem. “The tunnel is set to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous cycle paths already within the city. נווה פריצקי They will be laid in its various neighborhoods. The objective is to encourage cyclists in Jerusalem.
In the 1990s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used for infrastructure purposes and houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.
“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. ”
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current works include road construction, installation blowers and sophisticated safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe for all to use throughout the year.
The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation sites – including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium along with the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.