MLIT Failed Public Works Tenders Continue to Drop

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) published new statistics on the public works contracts the Ministry concluded in 2015.  Each year, MLIT compiles data regarding tenders for construction of public works and construction related consulting and design work conducted by organizations it directly supervises.

Tax outlook 2017

Even though the Japanese fiscal year is underway for less than 6 months, the Japanese government and its ministries have already started this month to publicize their proposals for next year.  Discussions during the last months were dominated by the decision of the Abe government to again postpone the planned increase of the consumption tax to March 2019.

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MLIT's information counter for local municipalities to support more diverse procurement methods

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) is starting an information counter for local municipalities to support them in their attempts to apply more diverse ways of procurement. During the past years MLIT has undertaken action to introduce more diverse ways of public procurement, as local governments have found it difficult to arrange sustainable management of their social capital and existing infrastructure and adequately deal with prevention of disasters.  These trends are seen as a threat to the liveability of local communities.

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MLIT draws up new application guidelines for tendering and contracting of public works

The Ministry of Land Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has drawn up application guidelines systematically outlining multiple tendering and contracting methods and concrete examples of these procedures in May 2015.  In the guidelines, the characteristics and merits/demerits for each of the procedures are explained. They are meant to assist government organizations, including local governments, to select procedures fitting to the character of the project and the local circumstances.



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