JRTT, Construction Bureau Open From April 1st, Including Ishikawa
On March 24th, the Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency (JRTT) disclosed that the Hokuriku Shinkansen Construction Bureau, which will function as a control centre for the development of the Hokuriku Shinkansen, will open locations in Fukui City and Tsuruga City within Fukui Prefecture, and in Shin-Komatsu City within Ishikawa Prefecture on April 1st. One location will be within the Fukui Railway Construction Site (Fukui City), and another will be within the Tsuruga City Construction Office (Tsuruga City); the Construction Bureau Chief, Public Relations Department Chief, and Fukui Construction Department Chief will be stationed within Fukui City.
During December 2020, connected to the issue to the increased cost of construction due to delaying the opening of the Kanazawa-Tsuruga Hokuriku Shinkansen Line, the JRTT received an order for an organizational restructuring from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. It was disclosed that restructuring plans were submitted during January, the Osaka Branch Office was closed down, and there is a course to establish a locally-based construction bureau between Fukui and Ishikawa prefectures.
The Construction Chief and Chief of Architecture will be station in Tsuruga City, while the Construction Bureau Vice Chief and the Ishikawa Construction Department Chief will be station in Komatsu City. The system to be arranged will allow the organization to accurately grasp the on-site situation, and quickly convey the information to the headquarters. The Bureau Vice Chief, Chief of General Affairs, and Project Chief will be in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture.