Published On: Tue, Oct 13th, 2015

Government to approve new residence, plane for prime minister

Ministers will vote on plan to build adjoining office, residence for prime minister; plane to be purchased for use of president and PM.

Netanyahu and wife sara


Government ministers are expected to approve a plan to build a new residence and office for the prime minister, at a cost of  $166 million. The ministers will also be expected to approve the purchase of a plane for the offices of the prime minister and president at a cost of $12-$18 million – as recommended by a public committee chaired by (ret.) Supreme Court Judge Eliezer Goldberg.


Visualization of potential Prime Minister's Office and Residence from 2009


The Defense Ministry will head the project and the Air Force will take charge of the plane’s operations.
The new Prime Minister’s Residence (Almog Project) will be built on a planned site at the government complex in Jerusalem. During his second term, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu halted the construction of the project.

Read the full story at Ynet News, by Itamar Eichner

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