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The city of congestion: the development budget for Jerusalem - the highest of all time Israel today

2022-12-19T18:52:51.109Z


of copper, of education and of transportation: the budget stands at NIS 6 billion - a billion more than last year


There are reasons to be happy: the municipal finance committee yesterday approved the development budget for 2023, which is about 6 billion shekels - one billion shekels more than the development budget approved last year.

The extraordinary budget for the development of Jerusalem is the highest approved by the municipality so far, and it will be used to carry out and promote various projects that are not part of the regular budget.

The sources of the budget are financed from a line of credit, various fees and levies, as well as with the participation of government ministries, and its approval is subject to the approval of the city council.

The Taqbar presents a 20% increase in the total general budget compared to 2022, while increasing investments in the development of transportation infrastructure, education, public space planning, improving the city's appearance, and more.

Much more for education

There was a significant increase in the city's budget this year compared to last year in a variety of areas, including:

Education - an increase of NIS 125 million, which is a 17% increase compared to last year;

Transportation and infrastructure development - an increase of NIS 700 million, which is a 22% increase;

Welfare - an increase of NIS 2.5 million, which is a 34% increase;

Improving the appearance of the city - an increase of NIS 14 million, which is a 6% increase;

City planning, licensing and supervision and environmental quality - an increase of NIS 31 million, which is a 90% increase;

and emergency and security - an increase of NIS 9 million, which is a 143% increase from last year's budget.

Moshe Leon

Trying unsuccessfully to enter the vacuum of the state, photo: Reuven Kapuchinsky

Investment in all fields

The budget will also be directed to the further development of municipal infrastructure in all areas, including:

Continue upgrading the road and sidewalk infrastructure that the city has been undergoing in recent years;

Continue the development of the municipal security system - which includes remote viewing systems, which enable the maintenance of public safety in parks, public gardens, and more.

Mahane Yehuda Market.

The Israelis took advantage of the day off, photo: Oren Ben Hakon

Also, the budget will be directed to the following areas: promotion of master plans in the neighborhoods;

Promotion of claims and a strategic plan for Kiryat Ha'om; promotion of the light rail and road construction works, while placing emphasis on the neighborhoods in the east of the city and the continuation of the construction of bicycle paths; upgrading the computer system in the education administration and continuing investment in upgrading existing kindergartens and educational institutions; and upgrading and equipping community buildings and strengthening the initiative to prevent Falls among the older population.

"We will move the city forward"

The Mayor of Jerusalem, Moshe Leon: "Also in 2023, the Municipality of Jerusalem will continue to act with momentum and determination to increase investment in all areas, while emphasizing the promotion and development of transportation infrastructure, construction, education, welfare and the development of the public space for the benefit of all the residents of the city of Jerusalem and its visitors. We will continue to promote and advance the Jerusalem goes forward as the capital of Israel, for its residents and all its visitors from Israel and abroad," concluded Leon.

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Source: israelhayom

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