News Brief 1/25/2012, Shevat 1, 5772
New Train Planned from Tel Aviv to Eilat
The government is expected to approve next week a draft resolution to establish a train line from Eilat to Tel Aviv to be used for carrying passengers and cargo. The draft was planned by Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Katz said the project is "of great national and strategic importance, serving as a rail link between the Red Sea to the Mediterranean and allow the passage of goods between Southeast Asia and Western Europe".