• Kyodo


Work to rebuild seawalls damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami was fully under way in just 20 percent of affected areas by the end of March, the government reported to its reconstruction promotion council Friday.

In the first assessment of its reconstruction projects, the government has found that work fell short of targets in two of 18 infrastructure-related categories, including failure to finish transferring tsunami-generated debris to temporary storage lots in 14 coastal municipalities.

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