PM: 30 days for solution to Ashdod desalination plant

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS
April 11, 2010 18:03

 
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday ordered the National Infrastructures and Finance Ministries, the Water Authority and Mekorot, the national water company, to return within 30 days with a solution to the problems which are delaying the construction of a desalination plant in Ashdod.

During a review of the water situation before the Cabinet on Sunday, Netanyahu discovered that the Ashdod plant to be built by a subsidiary of Mekorot has been delayed for years because of bureaucratic issues. Moreover, he discovered that the price to buy desalinated water from the plant was higher than the price to buy water from two plants to be built at Sorek.

The prime minister ordered a reasonable and relevant solution be found so the public would not have to pay ridiculous prices for water and the bureaucratic issues would finally be solved.

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