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Cost of FRF construction increased 1.6-fold due to failure to conduct open bidding 

  • March 7, 2021
  • , Asahi
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Sunday’s Asahi front-paged a report saying it has learned from sources connected with the Defense Ministry that the cost for constructing the Futenma Replacement Facility at Henoko has increased 1.6-fold from the original 25.9 billion yen ($239 million) to 41.6 billion yen ($383 million) over the last two and half years from February 2018 to September 2020 because the ministry has repeatedly extended its contracts for landfill work without holding open competitive bidding. The paper quoted an expert as saying that the process lacks transparency.   

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