This is another big step ahead for the Negev! Beersheva has really changed for the better even in just the 8 or so years I’ve been here. The brand new Science Museum just opened up 2 minutes away from my house. Countless new parks and fountains have sprung up around the city. The new Grand Canyon Beersheva is open for business too! It’ll be very interesting to see how the city reacts and changes once the influx of IDF soldiers and officers actually begins to take place once the new base opens. Stay posted, good things are happening in the Negev!
From Ynet.co.il today:
“The cabinet approved a national plan to develop the Negev with a budget of NIS 500 million ($140 million). The investment will be spread over five years and would be the civilian answer to the procedure of the IDF’s relocation to the Negev.”
“The outline was put together by an inter-ministerial committee headed by Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office Harel Locker and Director-General of the Ministry for Development of the Negev and Galilee Orna Hozman Bechor.”