Moriah Jerusalem Development Corpotation

Managing, Planning and Implementing Building and Infrastructure Projects for the Development of Jerusalem

Moriah Jerusalem Development Corpotation
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Established: 1986
Line of Business: Managing, Planning and Implementing Building and Infrastructure Projects for the Development of Jerusalem
Address: 2 Safra Sq. P.O.B. 1258 Jerusalem 9414109
Phone: 972-2-6297616
Fax: 972-2-6297539
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  • Moshe Lion, Moriah Jerusalem Development Corpotation

    Moshe Lion

    Chairman of the Board

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  • Yoel Even, Moriah Jerusalem Development Corpotation

    Yoel Even

    Acting CEO

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    Yoel Even
  • Noga Shomer, Moriah Jerusalem Development Corpotation

    Noga Shomer


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  • Avner  Markovitz, Moriah Jerusalem Development Corpotation

    Avner Markovitz

    Head of Railway and Development Division

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  • Merav Picciotto, Moriah Jerusalem Development Corpotation

    Merav Picciotto

    PMP, Head of EPMO

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About Moriah Jerusalem Development Corpotation

Moriah Jerusalem Development Corporation (MJDC) is the main construction company of the Jerusalem Municipality and the Ministry of Transport and is one of the leading municipal companies in Israel. Moriah is a municipal subsidiary in charge of managing and building large infrastructure projects and promoting the construction of public buildings in the city. In addition, Moriah builds new neighborhoods on behalf of the Israel Land Authority as well as projects for the Jerusalem Development Authority and promotes major urban projects for Eden-The Jerusalem Center Development Company.

The company’s vision is to be a prominent and lasting entity for promoting, planning and building complex infrastructure projects in Jerusalem. Moriah is a for-profit company and, as such, carries out projects for the Jerusalem Municipality and for the benefit of the city’s residents. The company devises profitable business plans for these projects and secures outside financing when required. The extraordinary scope of the company’s activities exceeded NIS 1 billion this year and included managing over 400 projects in Jerusalem. One hundred of them are transportation projects at various locations within the metropolitan Jerusalem area, and the other 300 projects entail building classrooms, urban renewal, and renewable energy. Under the leadership of Adv. Neuwirth’s, its CEO, the Moriah Company positioned itself at the top of Israel’s large infrastructure companies and is today considered one of Israel’s leading urban infrastructure developers.

Major projects in Jerusalem

Infrastructure work for the Light Rail project – Moriah leads and manages this project, for building light rail lines that are scheduled to open within the next few years. It is also responsible for extending existing lines. Work recently began on the first sections of the Green Line, which total length will be approximately 19 km. The Green Line is expected to double the number of passengers that use Jerusalem’s public transportation system and will continue the public transportation revolution that MJDC has been implementing in recent years in the nation’s capital. At the same time, MJDC is extending the existing line (the Red Line), which is expected to reach Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem in the south and Neve Yaakov neighborhood in the north. Moriah is also involved in developing the Blue Line, together with a team working on the city’s transportation master plan.

The “Jerusalem Gateway” project – This joint project with Eden-The Jerusalem Center Development Company, includes developing and building a new business quarter at the entrance to Jerusalem, at an investment of NIS 1.4 billion. It will cover an area of around 211 dunams (52 acres), five times larger than the Azrieli Towers complex. Jerusalem’s new business quarter will add approximately 40,000 new jobs to the capital.

Extension of the Begin-South Highway – Jerusalem’s largest transportation project in the last decade, under the leadership of the Jerusalem Municipality and the Ministry of Transport, was implemented by MJDC during the last year, at an investment of NIS 1.25 billion. The Begin Highway is Jerusalem’s main traffic artery and enables traffic-light-free crossing from north to south and from south to north. It connects to Highway 60 (the Tunnel Road) in the south and to Road 433 in its northern part.

Highway 60– MJDC is doubling Highway 60, at an investment of NIS 1 billion. Highway 60 currently serves as the main traffic route for residents of Jerusalem’s southwestern satellite towns. The project involves adding two new tunnels, widening the existing lanes and building a new bridge. The length of the project is approximately 12 km. A unique element of this project is the addition of an alternating public transportation lane that will be the first of its kind in Israel. The new lane will regulate the traffic according to traffic conditions so that it will be used for public transportation from Gush Etzion to Jerusalem in the morning and from Jerusalem to Gush Etzion in the evening.

MJDC’s Education Structures Administration (ESA) – MJDC is also responsible for building facilities and infrastructure for the Jerusalem’s education system. As part of the effort to close the gaps between the educational facilities in East and West Jerusalem, ESA manages over 100 different projects for the city’s education system. Ahead of the next school year, ESA is completing the construction of hundreds of new classrooms and kindergartens throughout Jerusalem. Interior Minister Aryeh Deri recently approved a NIS 1 billion loan to the Jerusalem Municipality for the purpose of building 1,000 additional new classrooms.

Urban Projects – Building parks, bicycle paths and mikves (ritual baths), and developing neighborhoods.

Urban renewal in Jerusalem

MJDC is also responsible for urban renewal in Jerusalem. Mayor Barkat spearheaded the establishment of a special administration devoted to this subject – the Urban Renewal Administration within MJDC,  with the feasible goals of renovating 4,000 housing units within five years. The Administration works closely and professionally with contractors and residents who are interested in urban renewal projects throughout the process, from the planning stage up until the project’s completion. Furthermore, the Administration promotes plans for Pinui-Binui projects, assists contractors in overcoming bureaucracy and offers residents unique assistance packages that include initial feasibility studies, planning and architectural assistance and professional assistance, free of charge. 

Solar energy – To date, MJDC has installed approximately 200 solar energy facilities on public buildings, which are meant to supply clean renewable energy. MJDC recently completed the first solar project of its kind in Israel – the installation of a solar energy system in a football stadium. Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium became the first football stadium in Israel to be powered by self-produced green electricity from a solar energy system. This unique project places the stadium among the leading football stadiums in the world.