Regarding the relocation work of the U.S. military Futenma base, Minister of Defense Kishi said that the Ministry of Defense started transplanting coral in the sea area to be reclaimed on the 29th, after confirming not only the water temperature but also the growth situation of coral. He acknowledged that he was proceeding properly.
Regarding the relocation work of Futenma base to Henoko, Nago city, the Ministry of Defense has approved the transplantation of coral under multiple conditions, and it will be transplanted in the sea area scheduled to be reclaimed from the 29th. I started working.
At a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Minister of Defense Kishi said, "We decided whether or not to transplant after confirming the local conditions on the day of the work, including the water temperature. Based on the guidance and advice of experts, we gave due consideration to the impact on coral. I would like to proceed with the transplant appropriately. "
On that basis, the reporters asked, "Experts have pointed out that transplantation should be avoided when the water temperature is high." After confirming the bleaching situation, etc., we make a comprehensive judgment. "
On the other hand, he said that he was applying for a design change to the prefecture to improve the soft ground found at the planned landfill site, "I am waiting for a reply, but I will proceed with what I can do with the entire construction."