Eilat To Receive $14 Million In Funding For Construction Of International Sports Complex
Israel's southernmost city, Eilat, "is set to become a center of sporting activity" after the Ministerial Committee on Development of the Negev and the Galilee approved on Monday almost NIS 50M ($14M) worth of funding to build the first stage of a new sports complex, according to the JERUSALEM POST. The complex, when completed, will help Eilat bid to host major int'l events "while providing local athletes with quality facilities in which to train." Minister of Culture & Sport Limor Livnat said, "The building of the complex is an example of the use of sports to boost a city by strengthening its economy and tourism." The project's budget "will be split between the governmental ministries," NIS 17M ($4.8M), the Toto, NIS 20M ($5.7M) and the Eilat municipality, NIS 12M ($3.5M) (JERUSALEM POST, 11/27).