• Kyodo News


The land ministry’s five community-building projects worth a combined ¥169.8 billion should be relegated to municipalities and the private sector, and 10 percent to 20 percent of the ministry’s ¥232.5 billion request for road maintenance should be axed, a key state panel on cutting wasteful spending said Thursday.

Panelists also called for halving the health ministry’s ¥57.3 billion request to address the uneven distribution of doctors, on the prospect that their decision Wednesday to review remuneration for doctors will help in dealing with the problem, and abolishing a ¥400 million project for preventing female-specific illnesses.

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