The Minister of Finance, Israel Katz, toured the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem this morning (Friday), together with the mayor of Jerusalem, Moshe Leon, and the chairman of the Mahane Yehuda market merchants’ committee, Tali Friedman.
During the tour, they went through the various stores, met the store owners and discussed the assistance given to market traders and how to enforce the health restrictions in place. The Minister of Finance announced that as part of the plan, the Ministry of Finance will allocate a budget of approximately NIS 10 million, to participate in financing protected needs for the various markets throughout the country in accordance with the criteria to be determined.
Katz: “I see great importance in market activity during this period. For the benefit of market traders and customers, so I decided to formulate a special plan, in collaboration with local authorities and market managements, to allow all markets to properly assess activity until the end of the Corona crisis. Suitable for each of the markets. “
The Mayor of Jerusalem, Moshe Leon: “On behalf of all the residents of the city of Jerusalem and its merchants, I thank the Minister of Finance Katz for the great assistance and the spirit he provides to the city during this complex period. The special grant will help and significantly improve the market. Together with the government, we will emerge stronger from the corona crisis and return to a normal life path soon. “
Chairman of the Mahane Yehuda Market Merchants’ Committee, Tali Friedman: “We have lived and lived and arrived at this time. Mahane Yehuda Market Merchants welcome the full opening of the Mahane Yehuda Market and thank the Mayor of Jerusalem Moshe Leon for his tremendous support, “And the Minister of Finance, Israel Katz, for the struggle to open the markets, a welcome step, and for that we thank him. We call on the citizens of Israel to come to the markets, buy and enjoy fresh and delicious goods and an amazing and pastoral atmosphere that only the markets can offer.”