InstitutionalA board of experts set up to review Leopalace 21 construction inadequacies

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The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism decided to establish a study group of experts to investigate the cause and prevent the recurrence of the construction failure found in buildings nationwide built by “Leopalace 21”, a major rental real estate company.

Among the 1,300 buildings built by Leopalace 21, deficiencies were found, such as refractory construction and sound insulation that did not meet the required standards, leading to 7,700 people living in these high-risk buildings being moved out as soon as possible.

Professors and architects specializing in architecture will participate in the meeting and the first one will be held next month, it will considering recurrence prevention measures calling attention to businesses other than Leopalace 21.

Ishii The Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism stated at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting that “I would like to consider construction processes and quality control from a professional standpoint and have the measures taken to prevent recurrence be compiled as soon as possible.”

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