The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has decided to scrap a plan to secure funds for construction of the Tokyo Metropolitan Peace Memorial Hall under next year’s budget.

Sources said the decision effectively freezes the plan to construct the museum commemorating those who died in the air raids on Tokyo during World War II. The hall had been slated to open by the end of fiscal 2001.

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