Comments on: Disaster housing proves cash cow for general contractors http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/disaster-housing-proves-cash-cow-for-general-contractors/ How to make, save and spend money in Japan. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:29:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 By: Leo G.A. Fuller http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/disaster-housing-proves-cash-cow-for-general-contractors/comment-page-1/#comment-56801 Mon, 15 Aug 2011 23:18:57 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=2723#comment-56801 Dear Yen for Living.
I am a featured United States Exporter (FUSE) to Japan.
I sent in proposal to the MLIT. I had arranged for an excellent Japan partner. What I was proposing to export to Japan would have cost approximately $55,000 installed and ready for occupancy. My product could be installed to be both earthquake and tsunami resistant. My product could have been stored, re-sold, re-used, and the cost re-covered. I had prepared the linking of 4 US factories and we could have delivered 800 complete building (fully plumbed,electric, move-in ready) units to the docks ready for shipment to Japan. My product was single wide manufactured housing.
If you go to http://www.mhvillage.com/544175 and http://www.mhvillage.com/520445 , you will see my web links for the two types of homes that would have saved money and lives.

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By: angela http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/disaster-housing-proves-cash-cow-for-general-contractors/comment-page-1/#comment-56573 Sun, 14 Aug 2011 00:33:09 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=2723#comment-56573 All horribly predictable, and depressing. How many cheaper, more eco-friendly offers did they get and turn down? An article in the Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/has-cronyism-wrecked-japans-longterm-repair-2308084.html)
last month stated: “Shortly after the magnitude 9.0 quake struck Tohoku, the Japanese government sent out an international call for aid, which included a request for tenders to supply desperately needed temporary housing.

The plea was answered by many hundreds of prefab housing suppliers, including UK-owned aid procurement company CK Mondiale.

“We deployed to Japan within three days of the earthquake from our Malaysian offices. Within a week we had airlifted 380 tons of aid into Japan,” says Mondiale’s managing director, Hugh Mainwaring.

While on the ground in east Japan, Mondiale then offered 12,000 fully completed homes in 60 days worth more than £440m, which Mainwaring claims satisfied all requirements from central government, including that of price.”

The article also claimed the UN labelled Japan’s response to the crisis and that of a developing country.

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