Japanese firms help rebuild quake-affected areas and produce energy through waste
The Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011, caused extensive damage to the Tohoku area in Japan. This agricultural high school building was washed away by the tsunami and the experimental facilities were destroyed. Kubota Corporation, a major agricultural equipment manufacturer, has provided various supports to this agricultural school. Students began to grow soba that was suitable to the environment after the earthquake. Memorial and reconstruction commemoration events are held every year in areas that suffered from the earthquake. Kubota employees also participated and delivered brown rice bread which was made through supporting activities for the Kumamoto earthquake that occurred in 2016. It was a day showing that the people have the power to defeat natural disasters. Yangon, the capital city of Myanmar generates approximately 1,600 tonnes of garbage. Appropriate garbage disposal facilities are urgently needed. As the first Joint Crediting Mechanism project in the country, Myanmar's first waste incineration power plant produced by JFE Engineering Corporation has been completed. JCM (Joint Crediting Mechanism) is a system that can be utilised to achieve Japan's emission reduction targets by disseminating excellent environmental technologies to developing countries. JFE Engineering Corporation is the industry's leading manufacturer in Japanese waste power plants. For over 20 years, it has contributed to infrastructure development in Myanmar using a wide range of product technologies. In order to advance this project, three years ago, a joint venture was established with the Ministry of Construction of Myanmar. As the demand for infrastructure development accompanying economic development increases, it seems that further improvement of Japanese technology in Southeast Asia can be expected.