Sep 12, 2016

141 bridges in need of urgent safety measures, government says

A government survey has found that 141 bridges and six tunnels across Japan were in need of urgent safety measures due to risks associated with age. Safety measures such as restricting traffic or outright closure have already been taken for all of the bridges ...

Japan to push bridges, dams as sightseeing spots

Sep 24, 2015

Japan to push bridges, dams as sightseeing spots

The land ministry will help promote sightseeing tours of public facilities with striking features, including large bridges and dams from which magnificent views can be had, officials said. The ministry will study successful cases and compile a book offering know-how for central and local ...

Japan-funded bridges appear on new Cambodian money

Jan 14, 2015

Japan-funded bridges appear on new Cambodian money

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday that Cambodia has issued new 500 riel bank notes (about ¥14) bearing images of two bridges donated by Japan. Hun Sen made the announcement at a ceremony to connect parts of one of the bridges across the Mekong ...

Jun 17, 2014

Ministry pledges subsidies to aid local bridge, tunnel repairs

The infrastructure ministry plans to create a new subsidy system in fiscal 2015 for large-scale repairs to bridges and tunnels by municipal and prefectural governments. The ministry, which is considering subsidizing half of the costs for such repairs, wants to include the money in ...