'Let Israelis supply rail boom'

Some 40% of the NIS 26b. program to develop Israel's rail system can be carried out using domestic work and products, creating 29,000 jobs in the country, the Manufacturers Association of Israel said Tuesday.

Some 40 percent of the NIS 26 billion program to develop Israel's rail system can be carried out using domestic work and products, creating 29,000 jobs in the country, the Manufacturers Association of Israel said Tuesday. The association called on Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz to favor bids from consortia that commit to purchase from Israeli industry more than the 28% required by law, and said that Israel does less than other countries to include domestic suppliers in public tenders.