Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said Monday he will follow as much as possible the recommendations in his waste-cutting panel’s review of 449 public works projects in the budgetary requests for fiscal 2010, which came in at a record ¥95 trillion.

To slash the budget by ¥3 trillion or more, the Government Revitalization Unit also compiled a budget compilation guideline to eliminate overlapping projects and a plan to thoroughly review government-linked corporations where retired bureaucrats work in sectors they formerly oversaw.

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