(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
Tourism Complex Inaugurated at the Besor River
Just in time for the Scarlet South Festival, KKL-JNF has inaugurated a new tourism complex in the Negev. The complex includes a lookout over the Besor River, a new pipe bridge and an observation point overlooking the water reservoirs and the agricultural region. The three reservoirs of the Besor were built with the support of Friends of KKL-JNF in the U.S., Australia, England and South Africa. The observation point is an additional tourist attraction for the thousands of visitors to the region.
In attendance at the inauguration of the tourism complex were KKL-JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzler; Eshkol Regional Council Chairman Chaim Yellin and Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai. The city of Tel Aviv and the Eshkol Regional Council have signed a twin city treaty.
The new pipe bridge which will be completed in the coming weeks is comprised of water pipes that belong to the Besor reservoir system. It offers visitors an additional convenient and safe observation point during the flood periods. At the center of the bridge, directly above the Besor River channel, an observation terrace was built that can accommodate dozens of visitors.
The pipe bridge is situated near Israel’s famous suspension bridge, the longest in the country, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year, during all seasons, and especially during the floods, when the enormous waves of water flow into the river and offer an amazing display.