Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Japan earthquake: Miyagi Prefecture one month after devastating quake and tsunami -- it will take a decade to rebuild

The Japanese government says it will take a decade to rebuild the country's earthquake disaster areas.

Officials in the worst affected area of Miyagi Prefecture, in north east Japan, say many cities and towns are beyond repair.

Miyagi Prefecture, which includes the city of Sendai, was worst hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The government says new housing and industrial zones will not be completed until 2020.

New anti-tsunami measures will be drawn-up to encourage better building practices, disaster planning and support for victims. (Source)