Industrial zone for ultra-Orthodox women violates national master plans

05.06.2012                      15.Siwan. 5772

Wirtschaft:

Industrial zone for ultra-Orthodox women violates national master plans

But planned development still gets support of Interior Minister.

A planned industrial zone in Rechasim earmarked mainly for the employment of ultra-Orthodox women is being promoted by the Interior Ministry, despite the fact that it would violate both regional and national master plans, and despite objections from other ministries.
Rechasim, a Haredi town near Haifa, hopes construction of an industrial zone will increase its tax revenue. The project is slated to cover 150 dunams, of which 60 percent is state land and 40 percent is privately owned….