The Israeli cities see the marinas as an opportunity for economic development and dismiss arguments about environmental damage and access to beaches as demagoguery.
The Planning Administration spokesperson said the five marinas were rejected because of environmental damage and the need to keep beaches accessible to the public.
The Israeli company controls an estimated 50% of the world's micro-transit market
The tender winners will coordinate, and manage all preparations for construction of 150 kilometers of underground railway and 109 stations.
9,600 electric cars have been delivered in Israel so far this year, 700% more than in 2020.
Minister of Transport Merav Michaeli is promoting an amendment to traffic regulations, which would allow local authorities to operate buses on Shabbat.
Merav Michaeli has backed environmental groups opposed to the six planned marinas to provide berths for 3,500 yachts at the expense of 3.5 kilometers of beaches.
After two lost years, the Transport Ministry has its biggest budget ever. It will mostly go to public transport.
SIPG Israel CEO Miao Qiang gives his impression of how the locals do business, and explains why his company chose Israel for its first port outside China.
With operations in 500 cities worldwide, the Israeli company allows bus companies to achieve optimal results with fewer buses, and less mileage and driving hours.
A white elephant and economic disaster from 1976 to 1993 and environmental hazard and urban blight ever since, the sorry saga is entering a new phase.
"Globes" examines Israel's biggest transport projects, which reflect a shift from cars to trains and buses. But will they relieve the congestion?