The approval came on July 4, 2016. The project will be conducted by the Environmental Services Co. (ESC) – a government company under the auspices of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP). The Ministry will oversee the project.
The aim is to build 100,000 housing units in order to help alleviate the housing crisis in Israel.
MoEP Director General Yisrael Dancziger: "This is an important step in solving the housing crisis, which will also improve the quality of life in the compounds that will be rehabilitated. This activity will enable the construction of tens of thousands of housing units in a healthier and safer environment for Israelis."