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(From Asia Pulse)
TOKYO, April 19 Asia Pulse - The amount of management work at public facilities that is farmed out to private-sector companies now tops 100 billion yen (US$925 million) and is expected to swell nearly sixfold over the next five years, according to a survey conducted by The Nihon Keizai Shimbun and the Nikkei Research Institute of Industry and Markets.
The poll covered the governments of every city nationwide and Tokyo's 23 wards, most of which are increasingly outsourcing work to private firms due to budget pressures.
The survey found that 62 per cent of the authorities outsource the management of parks/amusement facilities for …