Netivei Israel – National Transport Infrastructure Company Ltd.

Oded Shamir
Oded Shamir
Mikhael (Mikha) Kopilovsky
Mikhael (Mikha) Kopilovsky
First Deputy General Manager

Netivei Israel - National Transport Infrastructure Company Ltd. is a government-owned company responsible for the planning, development and maintenance of Israel's interurban road network, and railway development. The roots of the Company go back to 1921, before the establishment of the State of Israel. "Ma'atz" (p.w.d.) was established as the engineering arm of the British Mandate in Israel. With establishment of the State of Israel and up to 2004, Ma'atz functioned under the Ministry of Transport. The Government then decided to replace it with a government-owned company called "Ma'atz - Israel National Roads Company Ltd." In 2012, and following the growing list of Company missions, its name was changed to "Netivei Israel - National Transport Infrastructure Company Ltd." This year marks 10 years from when Netivei Israel become a Government-Owned Company. 

Line of Business
Formulation of strategy, planning, development and maintenance of Israel's transportation infrastructure, roads and railways
Established 1921
After fulfilling all objectives as the first Government-Owned Company to operate under a multi-year budget, and after proving high quality work, the Company's powers were expanded. In 2010, the Government decided that the Company would lead the "Netivei Israel" plan to bring the periphery closer to the center of the country by building more road intersections and railway lines in Israel's North and South. As part of this decision, the Company was also given the responsibility for the design and construction of railway lines and stations.
The Company's operating concept is based on outsourced personnel along with salaried employees. The Company is a major growth engine of the Israeli economy, being the most influential on the quality and safety of roads and environmental development. In addition, the Company adheres to the strictest requirements in road paving and serves as a role model in the industry.

Company Vision

Netivei Israel is committed to its vision 'Leading all the way'. The Company connects Israel's farthest points by deploying a safe and efficient transportation network, based on the principle that there is no place in Israel that is too far. Netivei Israel has established and maintains transportation infrastructure worth about 110 billion NIS.
The Company regularly monitors, supervises and manages traffic on 8,000 km of roads, 1,340 bridges and tunnels and tens of thousands of traffic lights and lighting points. In its operations, the Company applies the most advanced and innovative solutions, in a variety of fields such as planning, contracts, tenders, technology, engineering, inspection, quality assurance, etc. The Company is the leader in R&D, standardization and work specifications, and works in cooperation with leading research institutes in Israel and abroad.

Main Objectives

•  To map a national transport strategy for the State of Israel in accordance with Ministry of Transport, National Infrastructure and Road Safety policy.
•  Increased road safety and dealing with risk points, as part of the effort to reduce traffic accidents.
•  Connecting the periphery to the center and improved access to centers of employment.
•  Maintenance of roads according to international standards.
•  Integrating the private sector in financing, planning and carrying out projects.
•  Maintaining landscape and environmental values, and integration into the community.
•  Complying with the defined objectives of time, cost and quality.

Major Projects

•  "The Eastern Arm" – expansion of Galilee roads, including interchanges, from the Amiad Junction to the HaTishbi Junction (Roads No. 85, 65, and 77) and creating a safe and traffic light free zone from the Galilee to the Negev.
•  "Ha'Emek Railway" – laying track from Haifa to Beit She'an, including five stations.
•  Akko-Carmiel Railway Line – building a new railway line in the Western Galilee, including double tunnels and two stations.
•  Route 1 – The Jerusalem - Tel Aviv highway is one of Israel's most important roads in terms of transport and strategy. The section from Sha'ar Hagai to the entrance to Jerusalem was paved many years ago, and no longer handles the heavy traffic and congestion. Netivei Israel is upgrading the road, to make travel on Route 1 quicker and safer, while maintaining heritage. Construction work includes new tunnels, bridges, expanded road margins, a third lane in each direction, and new interchanges.
•  Route 531 – the highway will link the Sharon area  to Tel Aviv, along the route between Route 6 (Jaljulia Interchange) to the Sharon cities, to the coastal highway and the Ayalon Highway, which will be extended northwards. The new road will become the central axis of the Sharon and will have 11 interchanges, dozens of bridges and tunnels, a new railway line and two stations.

Environmental Protection

Netivei Israel invests major efforts to minimize the damage to the environment, while improving the quality of life of local residents, emphasizing the open and visible landscape. Each project is undertaken after an environmental impact survey, with plans to integrate into the landscape and to avoid harm to nature. Construction and the project are not considered complete before landscape and vegetation are restored. At the same time, the Company's road works use recycled materials.
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