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The Finance Ministry will reject the Transport Ministry’s request for a 2 billion yen budget allocation for fiscal 2001 to help revamp the management of the loss-making Kansai International Airport, government sources said Wednesday.

The Transport Ministry has been lobbying for the allocation of government subsidies to Kansai International Airport Co. in an effort to enable the ailing airport operator to reduce landing fees and improve the airport’s international competitiveness.

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