The National Planning and Building Commission, headed by Avigdor Yitzhaki, today approved the depositing for cabinet approval of a detailed national outline plan for the route of the natural gas pipeline from the Sdom 2 gas station to the Jordan border. The pipeline is designed to make it possible to transport gas to Jordan within a year, in accordance with the agreement signed between the two countries.
Under the plan, a 15.5-kilometer underground pipeline will be laid along Highway 90 and eastward to the Jordanian border, south of the Dead Sea Works evaporation ponds and north of the agricultural fields belonging to Moshav Neot Hakikar. At the eastern end of the route on the border with Jordan, an underground valve will be built between the transportation systems of the two countries.
The pipeline route was approved according to an environmental document and opinion by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, while taking into account comments by the district committees and objections by the public.
When the detailed route in the plan is approved, the general outline route for this section in the main national outline plan for the gas transportation system will be canceled.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on September 8, 2015
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