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|Japan On The Road Again - See How Quickly This Road Was Restored - by LagosBoy1: 7:00pm On Mar 24, 2011|
Japan on the road again
5:30 AM Friday Mar 25, 2011
What a difference a week makes. After the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, clean-up workers are already making a difference.
These pictures, issued by the Associated Press agency, show a road in Naka, in Ibaraki prefecture, seriously damaged by the quake on March 11 and fully repaired by March 17.
The highway company Nexco East said its workers restored the 150m rift in the highway, which runs near the shattered Fukushima nuclear power station through to Tokyo.
The feat of engineering and efficiency could be an inspiration for Cantabrians whose lives are still disrupted by their February 22 quake.
Large parts of the city centre are still cordoned off and residents and business-owners are forbidden to enter.
Roads in the city are also severely affected by diversions and lane closures because of damage.
In Japan, fuel shortages and petrol rationing are still in force in large areas, so there is little traffic to use the repaired road.
The country faces a huge recovery task. The Japanese Government puts the damage at $414 billion. More than 18,000 buildings were destroyed.
|Re: Japan On The Road Again - See How Quickly This Road Was Restored - by efisher(m): 7:10pm On Mar 24, 2011|
Until we have a president who can achieve similar with power, we have not found the right man.
|Re: Japan On The Road Again - See How Quickly This Road Was Restored - by sbeezy8: 7:12pm On Mar 24, 2011|
|Re: Japan On The Road Again - See How Quickly This Road Was Restored - by EzeUche2(m): 7:14pm On Mar 24, 2011|
I swear Asians need to be emulated around the world. Look how proficient they are. Especially the Japanese!
|Re: Japan On The Road Again - See How Quickly This Road Was Restored - by Nobody: 7:15pm On Mar 24, 2011|
Kudos to them
hope they recover fully
|Re: Japan On The Road Again - See How Quickly This Road Was Restored - by Beaf: 7:18pm On Mar 24, 2011|
I am not entirely convinced, because both shots are not equivalent. That aside, the Japanese are very efficient and to be emulated. Theirs is one natural disaster ridden island that has almost zero natural resources, yet they are an economic powerhouse.
Some of the earthquake wrecked roads even look better than our new ones.
|Re: Japan On The Road Again - See How Quickly This Road Was Restored - by EzeUche2(m): 7:22pm On Mar 24, 2011|
The Japanese strive to have efficient nation.
Japan has been moving in the right direction since the Meiji Era.
|Re: Japan On The Road Again - See How Quickly This Road Was Restored - by Seun(m): 7:27pm On Mar 24, 2011|
The president of Japan didn't do it; an engineering company did it.
|Re: Japan On The Road Again - See How Quickly This Road Was Restored - by efisher(m): 7:34pm On Mar 24, 2011|
@ Seun, I know the president of Japan didn't do it. I am drawing inspiration from it. If they can do this in 7 days, it means we too can solve seemingly impossible problems in a shorter time than most of us believe. At least from the engineering perspective.
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