Maintenance Shinkansen operating expenses To be budgeted for 80.4 billion yen in next year's budget plan December 18 16:40
The government has decided to include 80.4 billion yen, 1.2 billion yen higher than the current fiscal year, as the operating expenses for the three maintenance Shinkansen trains, Hokuriku, Kyushu, and Hokkaido. This is the second consecutive year of increase due to the increased costs of the sections under construction in Kyushu and Hokuriku.
Of the maintenance Shinkansen, the construction costs for Kanazawa and Tsuruga sections of the Hokuriku Shinkansen and the Takeo Onsen and Nagasaki sections of the Kyushu Shinkansen / Nagasaki route are larger than expected when construction starts were approved due to rising labor costs. is.
In order to respond to this, a person in charge of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, at the meeting of the project team of the ruling party held on the 18th, about the project cost of the maintenance Shinkansen will be increased from 79.2 billion yen this year to 1.2 billion yen Explained the policy of including 80.4 billion yen.
This is the second consecutive year of increasing the budget.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism also reports that it will postpone the expense for evaluating the impact on the environment required for the construction prior to the start of construction for the next fiscal year budget for the section from Shintosu to Takeo Onsen on the Kyushu Shinkansen / Nagasaki route. did.
This is because the ruling party's project team says that this section should be maintained with the full line, but the local Saga is rebounding.
After the meeting, the Liberal Democratic Party chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party, who is the chair of the project team, said, “It is difficult to proceed without understanding and cooperation of Saga Prefecture. I asked. "