Committee should shape policy on use of natural resources, urges Erdan

11.01.2012                      16.Tewet. 5772

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Committee should shape policy on use of natural resources, urges Erdan

The committee would examine the entire subject of exploitation and use of resources, including the collection of information on natural resource reserves in Israel, Erdan suggests.

Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) called upon Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday to convene a public committee to form recommendations on the proper use of all of the country's natural resources. This would include the production of mineral water, underwater sand harvesting, and phosphates and salt extraction from the Red Sea at Eilat.
Erdan had previously raised the issue in connection with a January 1 cabinet discussion regarding an agreement between Israel Chemicals and the state on royalties to be paid for exploitation of the Dead Sea's mineral wealth….