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Only 16% of public housing for disaster victims completed

  • 2015-03-12 15:00:00
  • , Tokyo Shimbun
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(Tokyo Shimbun: March 12, 2015 – p. 6)

 

 The Reconstruction Agency issued a progress report in February on the ongoing reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake. According to the report, the building of roads and public facilities has progressed under the government’s initiative, but the construction of housing for disaster victims, for which the consent of the residents is required, has been delayed.

 

 Besides housing for disaster victims, not much progress has been made on the reconstruction of coastal areas, including the building of breakwaters. Although 85% of the land necessary for housing was secured by the end of last year, only 16% of new public housing had been built. Only 34% of collective relocation has been completed. The agency explains that “negotiations on securing land for housing and building consensus among residents can take a long time.” (Abridged)

 

 Progress on restoration and reconstruction of disaster-stricken areas

End of December 2014

Housing and schools

Housing for disaster victims

 

(Land acquisition)

16%

 

(85%)

Collective relocation for disaster prevention

 

(Commencement of work)

34

 

(95)

Restoration of public schools

96

Industry-related facilities

Farmland where farming can be resumed

70

Fishing ports

56

Nurseries

89

Transportation

National roads

99

Railways

91

Ports

95

Infrastructure

Measures to protect coastal areas

 

(Commencement of work)

21

 

(77)

Water supply facilities

95

Disposal of waste from the disaster

99

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