Israeli cabinet approves ‘Gateway to Jerusalem’ project

Jerusalem's International Convention Center. Credit: Michael Jacobson via Wikimedia Commons.

 ( The Israeli cabinet has approved the “Gateway to Jerusalem” project, which seeks to transform the western part of the city into a world-class business, cultural, and residential destination.

 The approximately $410 million project includes the construction of 12 high-rise buildings on more than 200 acres of land that will be used as offices, hotels, residential areas, and cultural and tourism centers. It will also upgrade the nearby International Convention Center.

“This is an exciting and important decision that will make the old entrance to the capital of Israel modern, accessible and convenient—creating the perfect connection between the present and past that represents the Eternal City,” Israeli Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel said, the Jerusalem Post reported.  

Posted on September 22, 2014 .