The minister is touring the city of Tiberias (photo: Avi Sabti)
Minister of Construction and Housing Yitzhak Goldknopf arrived in Tiberias last weekend with the ministry's staff to closely monitor the unique needs of the city and the development of the ultra-Orthodox communities there.
In a working meeting that took place in the city hall, the appointed head of the committee Boaz Yosef, the director general of the Ministry of Construction and Housing, Yehuda Morgenstern, the director general of the Urban Renewal Authority, Eliezer Bamberger, members of the city council and the management of the northern district of the Ministry of Construction and Housing and Rami took part. The acting mayor of the city Natan A comprehensive review of data on the city, and presented the challenges it faces, including the abandonment of the younger generation, the lack of industrial plants and being based mainly on the hotel sector.
The appointed head of the committee, Boaz Yosef, announced that he is initiating the construction of six new hotels, including a hotel that will contain about a thousand rooms.
Yosef also presented his vision to return Tiberias to its good days as a leading tourist city as in the past, which will serve as a worthy alternative to Eilat as a city of conferences and conventions, with more pleasant weather and a close and convenient location.
As part of the move, he is initiating the construction of six new hotels, including a hotel that will contain about a thousand rooms.
Will you become the metropolis of the North-East? (Photo: Avi Sabati)
At the meeting, a significant challenge of the city was presented - its location on the Syrian-African fault line, which places it in the first place at risk in the event of an earthquake, according to data from the Home Front Command.
The mayor presented the minister with the figure according to which there is almost no housing development in Tiberias due to the lack of economic viability of the developers, "This is not about the external aesthetics of the city as in the center, here it is a real saving of lives," he said. The Minister of Construction and Housing announced at the meeting that he would bring before
Ra "The Ministerial Committee on Housing the challenges of the city of Tiberias and the solutions required for it to become the metropolis of the Northeast.
"We must fully mobilize all the ministers concerned in the field and promote a five-year plan."
The minister mentioned that this is a holy city with a traditional character that lies in its land conditions and obligations, and we must take care of the renovation of the sites and proper conditions in the place to help the tourism branch flourish.
Also, the minister informed the city administration about promoting a decision to receive a doubling budget up to two times for public institutions in several neighborhoods in the city, in order to meet the emerging needs, a decision that is expected to be passed after Passover.
The CEO of the Ministry, Yehuda Morgenstern, stated in the discussion that in order to advance the multitude of solutions for the city, it is necessary to pass a government decision that will develop Tiberias as a metropolitan city, which will bring new residents to the city and help solve the housing crisis. The CEO also referred to the issue of the risk of earthquakes and said that he is
examining These days, together with the relevant factors, a model will give precedence in mapping and planning for dangerous buildings.
The CEO informed the participants that the management of the office is looking at a solution that will bring to an end the construction of road 9 in the city, which has been delayed for a long time.
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At the Rosh Chodesh meal held in honor of Minister Goldknopf and his entourage in Kiryat Sanz in the city of Tiberias, the Hasidic businessmen reviewed the development of the neighborhood before the minister and expressed to him their request for assistance in the further process.
They presented to the minister the need to build essential access roads to Kirya, in view of the topographical structure of the city and with the aim of making things easier for the residents.
The minister even toured the magnificent mikvah that was built in the neighborhood and was built to withstand earthquakes.
"I am full of admiration. It is exciting to see what you have created here. I am well acquainted with the world of institutions and know how difficult it is to establish such a magnificent building in such a short time," said the Minister of Construction and Housing
. and announced the establishment of an amusement park for the benefit of the children of the neighborhood. The minister also shared with those present his plans to build tens of thousands of housing units for the ultra-Orthodox public.
In the central synagogue of the Chassidim 'Carlin Stolin' in the city, the minister was responsible for setting a mezuzah and was given a historical overview of the history of Hasidism, which has existed in the city for nearly 150 years.
The leaders of the community asked for the assistance of the Ministry of Construction and Housing in restoring the ancient synagogue of Rabbi Avraham Makalisek and in expanding the community's institutions, and the chairman of Torah Judaism promised to assist in everything necessary. Towards the end of his visit to the city, the Minister of Construction and Housing arrived in the Nof Kinneret Furia neighborhood where he visited synagogues and the educational institutions
of the Bnei The meetings are in place.