• Kyodo News


The land ministry’s Kanto Regional Development Bureau formally announced Friday that it canceled the bidding for building the main structure of Yamba Dam after the government decided to scrap the costly project.

Shortly after the Democratic Party of Japan won a landslide election victory with a pledge to ditch the 57-year-old project in Gunma Prefecture, the Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry on Sept. 3 indefinitely delayed the bidding process, which was slated to kick off on Sept. 11.

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