Beginning of construction of the fence in Israel-Egypt border.

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Eight months after the Government began today on the fence project on the border between Israel and Egypt. The fence will help to prevent infiltrators and smuggling across the border to Israel. Budget: 1.35 billion

תאריך: 22/11/2010, 21:47    
מחבר: יונתן אוריך

גדר גבול ישראל-מצריים

This morning (Monday) will begin construction in the construction of the fence on the border between Israel and Egypt in order to prevent the infiltrators and smuggling across the border to Israel.
The work will focus on a number of points along the border, dozens of engineering tools which will begin preparing the ground. Define budgeted jobs by the Government on 1.35 billion.

The fence was approved eight months ago by the Government. She will stretch along the border between Israel and Egypt that is 240 miles from Kerem Shalom crossing to Taba. Part of the igoder border with physical barrier and another will measure.
According to Israeli estimates, last year seized 1.3 tons of hashish in the border and 130 kg of heroin. In addition, 5,000 foreign infiltrators smuggled across the border.

In the middle of construction explored in recent months, the implementation of the Government’s decision concerning the construction of the fence in Israel’s western border. At the beginning of the field work preceded preparatory work on behalf of the southern command, which conducted a first pilot measures placed on the ground.

Due to the terrain isn’t simple, quicksand, and extreme weather aided technological and Logistics Directorate (אט”ל) in geology experts Int’l. In light of the fact that so far we haven’t done the project consists of the construction of the fence in Israel, TAVEL in the construction Center examined solutions from around the world with the aid of security industries and experts on the subject. Among other things, indicated that Center in Egypt and Saudi Arabia have already experienced in establishing a security barrier.

Translated from Hebrew

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