The number of construction-related requests for aid exceeded 700 by
the end of February, and the people in charge of each project are
expending every effort in order to handle the situation. The cost of
repairs to structures constructed by Kajima since the enactment of the
anti-quake standards in 1981 was more than 500 million, and although
approximately 200 buildings were affected, none of them received heavy damage.
Work is currently going ahead on the demolition work for the Sumitomo
Rubber Industry's Kobe plant and the Sannomiya Kotsu Center Building,
and on the renovation work for the Hotel Okura. Both engineering and
construction work is also being carried out at high pitch on Kobe
Steel's Kobe manufactory in order to resume operations by the April.
Surveys and diagnosis are currently being carried out on the buildings
which incurred damage, and the results of this will lead to
demolition, strengthening and recovery. The main objective of this
work is to reinstate the functions of the city and the functions of
the infrastructure in affected areas as quickly as possible. The
realization of this will further our stance towards total revival, and Kajima is striving towards this end.
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