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Message from the President

Honshu-Shikoku BridgeExpressway Co., Ltd.
Masao Goto

The Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressways are used by many peoples as main arteries in the Seto Inland Sea region and have been contributing greatly to the economic and social development of not only the region but also the whole country. The cumulative economic effect is estimated about JPY 41 trillion for 31years from 1988, when Seto Chuo Expressway opened, to 2018.

On the other hand, as environment around expressways in Japan, maintenance is being more important in recent years by seriousness and frequency of national disasters and by aging of structures as well as the response to the change of mobility society such as realizing automatic driving. In addition, the social environment is changing greatly like population reduction, the declining birthrate and the aging population, and influence of Covid-19. Furthermore, new trends to the next generation are being accelerated such as SDGs to sustainable world, actions to decarbonized society, progress of digital revolution, and so on.

To keep contributing to the sustainable society with adapting to these changes and trends, We Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Group will educe potential of the Expressways, people’s important assets, create new value, support continuous progress of the Seto Inland Sea region and therefore Japan, and contribute to the accomplishment of SDGs from the viewpoints of “infrastructure management”, that is to recognize infrastructures as people’s assets, and to implement ingenious actions at the each stage of construction, maintenance and utilization.

Your further understanding and continued support shall be highly appreciated.