Failed tenders see steep increase after Kumamoto earthquake recovery

Repairs of damaged infrastructure in the southern prefecture of Kumamoto, which was struck by a powerful earthquake in April 2016 are hampered by a significant increase in ‘failed tenders’ reports Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun (J).  During the months since the earthquake the number of tenders where no successful bidder was decided increased more than 7-fold. Of 1249 tenders issued, 75 cases ended without conclusion of a contract.

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