Construction companies and prefectural police form council to eliminate organized crime from Schwab construction

Construction companies and prefectural police form council to eliminate organized crime from Schwab construction

Members agree to cooperate at the inauguration of the Council to Eliminate Organized Crime Groups etc. from Schwab-Related Construction on the morning of July 19 at the Nago Izumoden in Ohigashi, Nago


July 19, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

(Nago) On July 19, with the aim of eliminating organized crime groups from the new base construction work at U.S. Camp Schwab in Henoko, Nago, representatives from Taisei Corporation, Penta-Ocean Construction Co. Ltd. and other construction companies contracted to do the work, as well as from the Okinawa Defense Bureau and the Okinawa prefectural police, met at the Nago Izumonden in Ohigashi, Nago for an inauguration ceremony of a consultative committee called the “Council to Eliminate Organized Crime Groups etc. from Schwab-Related Construction”, to be chaired by Kotaro Nakahara.

Forty-five people attended the ceremony. Taisei Corporation work director Nakahara, who will serve as chairman of the council, addressed the attendees, saying, “We must make utmost efforts to eliminate organized crime groups and other antisocial forces. I believe that we can eliminate organized crime groups and the like from the Schwab construction more effectively by always remaining on alert and receiving support from the prefectural police and other relevant agencies.” Penta-Ocean Construction general director and council co-chair Kenji Sato read aloud a declaration of elimination of organized crime groups, which stipulated: (1) Firmly refusing any unjust demands by antisocial forces or the like, (2) Taking firm measures against violence, threats and other similar conduct, and (3) Strengthening cooperation among councilmembers and with the police and other relevant agencies.

(English traslation by T&CT and Sandi Aritza)

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