Recently the Yomiuri News reported the following:
Tokyo provisionally had calculated the cost that centered round the problem of moving Tokyo Tsukiji Shijo, in the case the same market to be rebuilt on the present location again, on the 30th, it was understood that the end result that came out was at a cost of about 178 billion yen, being half of the previous highest trial calculation scenario of about 340 billion yen.
One of the reasons why the capital promoted the move was the cost to rebuild it in the present place was becoming a large amount of money, and it seemed that a great change in the amount of the trial calculation would be discussed at the metropolitan assembly regular meeting that would start next month.
It would be reported in the subcommittee of the metropolitan assembly to be held in the afternoon on the same day.
There would be three plans of A, B, and C for the trial calculation, in A plan everything would be moved to Chuo Ward Harumi district temporarily, and to return again after construction and this would be the highest at about 178 billion yen. Plan B and C would move in parts one by one to the Harumi district so as to speed up the construction and would cost about 146 billion yen.
In the capital in 1995, the calculation on the cost of building construction works was about 280 billion yen and engineering construction works etc was about 30 billion yen, making total provisional project cost to about 340 billion yen for rebuilding in the present location of Tsukiji Shijo. On the other hand, it explained that compared to rebuilding it at present location, if to move it to the Koto Ward Toyosu district and to sell of the present site at Tsukiji Shijo, the burden on the capital was less, although it would include an overwhelmingly cost of about 430 billion yen of expenses to handle soil and underground water pollution.
The amount of trial calculation by the capital had changed because it was previously assumed that "The construction frequency was increased because for the purpose of speed, in the previous trial calculation, it was scheduled that during construction, relocation would be done one by one inside the narrow Tsukiji Shijo, and thus swelled the cost of construction".
However, it was assumed that users would pay 1.33 to 1･62 times more for facilities rental when compared to move it to Toyosu district, the difficulty of maintaining the present location was suggested.
In 1991 the capital started the re-development of the present location in Tsukiji Shijo that opened doors in 1935 and had become old. Strong opposition from people related to the market was received, and it frustrated further development although about 40 billion yen had been thrown into it. Afterwards, the capital aimed at having a new market open in 2014, the Democratic Party as the first party of the metropolitan assembly requested to examine the re-development of the present location, and promoted the removal to the Toyosu district.
Tsukiji Shijo is famous for selling seafood. Many people will miss it if it is moved to another location.