A meeting of the ruling party's project team was held for the section of the Kyushu Shinkansen / West Kyushu route where construction is not expected to start in Saga Prefecture, and the ruling party will discuss how to reduce the local burden of construction costs and how parallel conventional lines should be. We will continue to discuss the policy.

Of the Kyushu Shinkansen / West Kyushu route, the section between Takeo Onsen and Nagasaki in Saga Prefecture will open around next fall, while the section between Shin-Tosu and Takeo Onsen in Saga Prefecture will be over the land for railroad and vehicle systems and cost burden. Discussions between the Ministry of Transport and Saga Prefecture are following parallel lines.



A meeting of the ruling party's project team was held in Tokyo on the 14th for this unstarted section.



At the meeting, the policy summarized by the review committee made up of local members of the Diet, such as considering concrete measures to reduce the burden of construction costs in Saga Prefecture and maintaining the operation of parallel conventional lines by JR Kyushu, is It was reported.



At the meeting on the 14th, the ruling party's policy is to consider that discussions are continuing between Saga Prefecture and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism over the estimation of construction costs when the same "full standard" as the normal Shinkansen is used. Will continue the discussion.



Hiroyuki Hosoda, chairman of the ruling party's project team, said, "I would like to continue talking with Saga Prefecture and related people, thinking positively about the local burden and conventional lines."

Governor Yamaguchi of Saga Prefecture "Consultation with Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism"

Governor Yamaguchi of Saga Prefecture told reporters after 6 pm on the 14th, "The prefecture will only hold wide-ranging discussions with the national government. Since Saga Prefecture has agreed to move forward, the ruling party's project team It does not mean that something will happen just because it is organized. I think that the ruling party will continue to watch over the talks. "Saga Prefecture reiterated its stance of discussing with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.



After that, he said, "I would like to have a bold discussion from various perspectives at the forum of discussions with the national government. I would like to hold discussions with a broad view of the future because it is a difficult problem with background and various issues." It was.

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