^^Very good news chaverim! The construction of this port and another one down south may have far reaching consequences for prices in Israel. Another step in helping to bring them down! Let's get some photos of this construction. :cheers:
Israel starts work on new seaport, Haifa port workers strike
A Chinese construction firm began work on a new Mediterranean port in Israel on Tuesday, prompting a strike at Haifa docks further up the coast where the workers oppose the new competition.
Israel's government, looking to break up the monopoly of two state-owned ports in Haifa and Ashdod through which nearly all exports and imports pass, recently approved creating private ports adjacent to the current ones.
The move, it says, will bring down the cost of goods across the board.
^^Chinese co awarded tender to operate new Haifa port
Shanghai International Port (Group) Co. (SIPG) has been awarded the Israel government tender to operate the new port being built in Haifa for 25 years. The new port is planned to commence operations in 2021.
Right now, Haifa is the number two export city in Israel after Petah Tikva.
http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-dutch-co-wins-tender-to-operate-new-ashdod-port-1001024646Dutch co wins tender to operate new Ashdod port
Dutch company TIL has been awarded the tender to operate the new private port that will be built in Ashdod for 25 years, the Israel Ports Company has announced. TIL beat German rivals Eurogate to win the tender for the new port. The port will be built by Chinese company PMEC, a subsidiary of China Harbour, and is due to begin operations in 2012.
Why is it silly and why propaganda? Public relation yes, but propaganda?Israel Katz's YouTube channel posted a silly propaganda video
What's wrong with you? What socialist propaganda?The video, on the other hand, is so ridiculously made that it reminds me of old socialist propaganda—photos of dignitaries and small clips that rarely show anything. They even put an old socialist song.
It's probably a stupid idea, as with all other "alternatives" to the Suez canal.