Kyoto Playing the Role of a Business Hub4 – Safety and Security to Protect Business Environment

Safety and Security to Protect Business Environment

“Disaster-resistant town planning” generates a stable location environment

Kyoto, which was the nation’s capital for as many as 1200 years, is said to be a city with less disasters, such as earthquakes or typhoons, throughout history, and attracts attention from the viewpoint of the safety and security of business activities. There are many companies that establish business continuity plan (BCP) based on the assumption of a natural disaster, such as earthquake, and the administration and industry support organizations encourage the BCP establishment.

  • Comprehensive inspection of “regional disaster prevention plan”

    Put priority and implement with speed

  • “Bridge reconstruction program for the sake of saving lives”

    296 of 2800 bridges require countermeasures
    Earthquake protection and repair of aging structure are to be completed in 51 bridges within five years

  • Urgent project for countermeasures against river flooding to protect citizens’ lives

    Urgent reexamination of 340 rivers under management of the city, responding to flood damage in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture in August 2012 All required countermeasures were completed for 39 rivers

  • Renewal of water supply and sewerage systems, and promotion of earthquake protection

    Re-acknowledgement of how seriously society suffers from loss of function of the water supply and sewerage systems, as was the case in the Great East Japan Earthquake

  • Measures for people who have difficulty returning home in the event of a large-scale disaster

    Measures for tourists who have difficulty returning home, such as making a plan for each tourist spot and terminal station

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