At present, construction in Tokyo is busy, driven by the booming economy. Firstly, construction work for accommodation for the athletes competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games commenced in January 2017. A total of 4,000 apartments in 21 buildings will be constructed by 2020 to serve as an athletes’ village, comprising a project area of approximately 18 hectares. In 2024, 23 buildings will be developed across 5 districts, totaling about 700,000 square meters, about 5650 houses, shops, nursery schools, nursing homes, etc., and a town with a planned school site will be born.
Tokyo’s outer ring road (Kan-Etsu Expressway—Tomei Expressway) is also scheduled for opening by 2020.
Furthermore, there are countless projects aiming at improving our disaster response capabilities and ensuring the safety of Tokyo residents, such as relocating utility poles underground, improving the fire resistance of urban areas with densely packed wooden buildings, and maintaining a wide-area underground adjustment reservoir as a countermeasure against concentrated heavy rainfall.
The power of construction is essential for improving convenience and supporting economic development.