City Notes: Gov’t approves 1st stage of investment plan for Druse, Circassian communities

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December 18, 2014 13:15
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The government on Sunday approved the first part of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s five-year plan for the Druse and Circassian communities, which aims to aid development in areas such as education, infrastructure and employment.

The plan totals NIS 185 million and will increase the rate of subsidies for plots of land for discharged soldiers; it includes an investment of NIS 52m. for intra- and inter-city roads and road safety, as well as NIS 45m. for formal and informal education, improving social services and social rehabilitation, and the expansion of an anti-violence project.

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