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The Land, Infrastructure and Transport Ministry on Wednesday announced a budget request of 7.918 trillion yen for fiscal 2002.

Amid mounting public criticism of government spending on projects in rural areas, the ministry said the money would be spent with the emphasis on urban infrastructure.

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