GENEVA (Nikkei)–The United Nations will encourage Japan to rely on private-sector ingenuity to rebuild the northeastern Tohoku region from the devastation of the March 11, 2011 disaster and reinforce its emergency preparedness, The Nikkei has learned.
The U.N. will map out a proposal during its international conference on public-private partnerships at its European headquarters in Geneva on Feb. 21-24.
The proposal will call for public-private partnerships on projects such as the construction of power-generating facilities that burn wooden debris collected from disaster-hit communities. The U.N. will compile an official report by the end of March and submit it to the Japanese government.
The U.N. sent an investigative team to Tohoku in July and November to conduct feasibility studies on public-private projects.
(The Nikkei Feb. 21 evening edition)