Al-Quds, 29 Dzulqa’dah 1437/1 September 2016 (MINA) – Israeli sources revealed that an Israeli company won the second tender of Israeli Tourism Ministry and the so called “Israel Lands Administration” for hotel construction in Mount Scopus in Occupied Jerusalem.
Yedioth Ahronoth Israeli newspaper reported that the hotel consists of seven floors with a capacity of 150 rooms in addition to commercial facilities, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.
This projects goes in line with Israeli ceaseless plans for Judaizing and changing the historic features of Occupied Jerusalem.
According to the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, hundreds of new hotel rooms are going to be added in the coming years.
The Tourism Ministry financed the marketing costs of the tender and will handle the development, in cooperation with the “Israel Lands Administration”, according to a statement from the ministry.
The statement added that the compound to be built is among the last significant areas of land in Jerusalem dedicated to the immediate construction of hotels. The site is zoned for six hotels (with four lots being marketed first and the other two at a later stage).
The hotel compound also includes land with a listed building, commercial property and an area, common to all the hotels, that will be designated for bus parking.
The commercial area will attract visitors from the adjacent promenade, and will serve as an entertainment attraction for tourists. “This tender is another important step in increasing hotel room supply in Jerusalem. This tender will add to hundreds of hotel rooms that have been approved in the last year in the Jerusalem Ridge compound, which will become a tourism complex located in one of the most attractive places, overlooking the Old City basin,” said Tourism Minister Yariv Levin.
Two companies: Hasid Brothers Contractors and Construction Ltd. and Klir Chemicals won the first tender to build 580 hotel rooms that will be built on the site.(T/P008/R07)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)