Czech Parliament Representatives in Israel.
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
A delegation of the Czech Parliament arrived in Israel for a tour with KKL-JNF, to learn about the environmental activity around the country, and to examine ways of collaboration. Among the participants were members of the Committee for the Environment, the Constitution & Law Committees of the Parliament and representatives of the Czech Embassy in Israel.
"It is important to me that our colleagues know about the important activities that KKL-JNF does in Israel, especially in environment and water management", said Robin Böhnish, the chairman of the Czech Republic Committee for the Environment. Böhnish, a forester by profession, expressed his appreciation to KKL-JNF for all its work.
During their visit, the delegation held a series of meetings with Israeli government representatives.
A special day was dedicated for a tour of northern Israel, with KKL-JNF representatives. The tour began at the green building of Sakhnin, an environmental friendly center for environmental education, energy conservation and research. Sakhnin is an Israeli-Arab city in Southern Galilee, home to 30,000 people, mostly Muslims. The hybrid structure combines traditional Arab architecture with modern technology and includes energy-efficient components. In the yard, wetlands were established in cooperation with KKL-JNF, which purify wastewater using layers gravel and suitable plants.
Among the members was Karel Pažourek, the Deputy Head of Delegation at the Czech Embassy in Israel. "I believe that environmental issues can promote international cooperation", he said and added: "Israel and KKL-JNF have proficiency and great knowledge in the field of water and agriculture, which can potentially strengthen the ties and friendship between the countries."
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