Tuesday, October 25, 2011
China to build railway to Eilat
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Israel and China will sign an agreement that will pave the way for the construction of a 180 kilometer railway from Nahal Tzin to the southern city of Eilat.
A recent visit to China led to the breakthrough, Transport Minister Yisrael Katz said, adding a cooperation document between the two countries is currently being drawn up.
Katz said Israel intends to invest some NIS 100 billion in roads and trains in the next five years and the Chinese will be a significant part of the project.
In the near future Chinese companies who specialize in infrastructure work plan to send representatives to Israel to carry out the job.
According to reports China will also be involved in the construction of the Haifa-Carmel railway following the construction of the Carmel Tunnels.