Miyagi Japan Plans Up for Post-quake Reconstruction

The Miyagi prefectural government will draw up a plan to reconstruct areas devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, Governor Yoshihiro Murai said Tuesday.

The plan will focus on helping survivors and rebuilding industry, Murai said at a meeting of the northeastern Japan prefecture’s disaster response task force.

The plan will be put forward to the prefectural assembly in June, he said, adding that the prefectural government will seek help from the central government once details are finalized by the end of August.

The prefectural government plans to set up a working team of 15 officials in a few days to draw up a basic reconstruction policy next month.

Miyagi is one of the hardest-hit prefectures. In particular, its coastal area was heavily damaged.

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