Most municipalities oppose freezing dam construction: survey
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Most municipalities oppose freezing dam construction: survey

Friday 30th October, 03:40 AM JST

TOKYO —

Most municipalities that had dam projects under way until the new government announced their suspension are opposed to the halt in construction and dissatisfied with the way the decision was taken, a Kyodo News survey showed Thursday. Of the 44 municipalities that had responded to the survey by Thursday, 68.2% said they are against the suspension of the projects, while none supported it.

They were also apparently dissatisfied that Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Seiji Maehara decided on the suspension without discussing it with the 48 municipalities involved, with 77.3% of the responding municipalities saying the government must heed to the views of the people who will be affected before making such a decision.

Maehara said in early October that the government will suspend 48 dam projects across the nation for the rest of the current fiscal year through next March.


http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/most-municipalities-oppose-freezing-dam-construction-survey
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government not listening to its people? meh /shrug
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