Expansion Plans for Haifa Port Approved as Greens Call for Further Research

Plans to expand the Haifa Port have been approved by the National Building and Planning Council and the Coastal Environment Protection Committee.  The plan was created by the Israel Ports Development & Assets Company and argues that it will increase tourism in Hafia’s Lower City. Although they have already completed an environmental impact survey, the Kishon River Drainage Authority has requested that another survey be completed.  Environmental organizations have stated that the space behind the port should be used to suit urban needs and should not be used for the Port’s storage.  

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