It is common knowledge that the extent of the damage in the
disaster-stricken area involved the collapse of expressway and railway
supports, the subsidence of port facilities and other civic
engineering structures. Kajima initiated a survey into the extent of
this damage and received numerous requests for withdrawal of debris as well as strengthening and restoration of structures, and we pooled our resources to correspond to this.
The work involved here was multi-faceted to say the least, and in
addition to working day and night on the demolition and clearing up of
debris from the collapsed Hanshin Expressway, strengthening Shinkansen
lines and restoring the Chugoku Jukan Roadway, we also expended all of
our energy in areas too numerous to mention, including damage surveys
of all supports along the length of the Hanshin Expressway, support
strengthening on the western side of Minatogawa, emergency repairs and
damage surveys of all railway lines, such as the JR Tokaido main line,
the Hankyu Electric Railway, the Hanshin Electric Railway, the Sanyo
Electric Railway and the Kobe Express Railway, etc., and various port
facilities, such as the City of Kobe Harbor Office and public pier
corporations, etc, and the recovery planning of the energy-related infrastructure.
We are all eagerly awaiting the day when these facilities, which
represent the pre-requisite functions of the Hanshin area's recovery,
are returned to normal. The pace of this work will accelerate in
accordance with priorities to put us on the track to real recovery.
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