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The government decided Tuesday that the expansion of Tokyo’s Haneda airport to allow more international flights and the construction of beltway systems in major cities will be designated as urban redevelopment projects, officials said.

The government’s urban renewal headquarters, headed by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, also decided to include the promotion of private-sector funds for developing social infrastructure, establishing a life science center in Osaka, and boosting child-care support for working parents in its urban redevelopment projects, the officials said.

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