Eilat as an International Sports Tourism City
The Ministerial Committee for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee approved the program for the development and positioning of the resort city of Eilat as an international sports destination. The objective of the program is to help the city of Eilat establish an international sports complex that will serve as a center for hosting athletes from Israel and overseas. The complex, when completed, will help Eilat bid to host major international events while providing local athletes with quality facilities in which to train.
The project’s budget will be split between the governmental ministries (NIS 17 million) the Toto (NIS 20 million) and the Eilat municipality (NIS 12 million).
The government decision will help develop the city’s economy and strengthen the periphery. In addition, the investment will allow the city to compete in international tenders for sports competition hosting. The new sports complex and the hosting of major international sports events will assist in the hosting of key bodies in the world of international sports, thereby increasing cooperation between Israeli and world sports bodies.