24 March, 2011

The Japanese road repaired SIX days after it was destroyed by earthquake

A Great Kanto Highway in Naka in Japan badly destroyed by earthquake.

This picture of gaping chasms in a Japanese highway clearly demonstrates the power of the March 11 earthquake.
Now the astonishing speed of reconstruction works is being used to highlight the nation’s ability to get back on its feet.
Work began on March 17 and only six days later the cratered section of the Great Kanto Highway in Naka was as good as new. It was ready to re-open for traffic last night.
Most of the workers returned to their jobs the day after the disaster. On the other hand some businesses in the worst-hit regions have also reopened recently.
Section of the Great Kanto Highway reconstructed recently.

The Japanese recovery efforts has prompted some investors and interprenours , including American Warren Buffett, one of the world’s richest men, to declare that the disaster that has left 23,000 dead or missing represents a ‘buying opportunity’ in the money markets.
Meanwhile, mothers in Tokyo were warned yesterday not to give tap water to their babies.
Supermarkets were quickly emptied of bottled water in many parts of the city. Parents were also told not to use unpacked milk in the Fukushima district.
Tokyo residents said they had growing concerns about radiation.
To add to the fears, two strong earthquakes shook the devastated east coast yesterday, and black smoke billowed once again from the crippled plant. The ‘Fukushima Fifty’, the team of courageous employees working inside the plant, and firemen spraying water on the complex were ordered to evacuate immediately.
It is still not known when efforts to restore the plant’s cooling mechanism would be restarted.

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