Monday, March 28, 2011

Japan govt to pay refugees' hotel, travel expenses, Over 7,000 buildings declared unsafe

It was earlier reported that the government of Japan will compensate the victims of nuclear leaks of the most expensive triple disasters in history as provided by law.
Now, it seems the government is already taking steps to fulfill the promise.
The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the State will cover all the accommodation and travel expenses of the victims of the US$309 billion-worth-triple-calamity who checked-in to government-elected facilities according to the Japan Tourism Agency.
As of yesterday, accommodation for 34,000 people in various inns and hotels was available in nine prefectures--Aichi, Akita, Fukuoka, Gunma, Ishikawa, Kanagawa, Okayama, Toyama and Yamagata.
The accommodation includes three meals each day worth 5,000 yen (US$61).
As stipulated in Japan's Disaster Relief Law and administrative rules, the cost will be reimbursed by the central government through local tax grants and other fiscal resources.
The evacuees are allowed to stay in the selected facilities until such time the construction of temporary housing was completed.
In related news, of the 59,649 buildings in Tokyo and 12 prefectures in Tohoku and Kanto regions that were assessed for emergency risk by the State, 7,373 or 12.4 percent were declared "unsafe"--the highest ever recorded in the country after the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake.
People were advised against entering such buildings because it is highly possible to suffer severe damage in aftershocks as a result of the magnitude 9.0 quake on 11 March.
Watch the attached YouTube video.
Details of this report here.

1 comment:

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