Tourism, environmental ministers unveil Dead Sea plan

May 23, 2011 12:34

Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov and Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan presented an integrated plan for the preservation of the Dead Sea, at a press conference on Monday in Tel Aviv.

The plan includes renewing tourism, salt harvesting and economic development of the area through a dedicated fund of NIS 750 million.

"The program combines rehabilitation and development of the area and will be submitted for cabinet approval no later than three weeks from today," the tourism minister said.

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