Snail’s pace [updated]
Ten days after the devastating 8.0 earthquake in Sichuan, China, nearly one million temporary houses had been built for quake victims.
Less than one month after Japan’s devastating 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, families have begun moving into temporary homes there.
Meanwhile, nearly two months after Christchurch’s second quake and with around 10,000 homes needed … all eyes are on the Department of Building and Housing, awaiting their announcement
of Fletcher Building of which Kiwi company will be allowed to build temporary housing here … on the new Earthquake Authority to see whose land they will “requisition” … and on Christchurch City Council, to see if by some miracle their ring-fencing of the city with zoning laws will be relaxed.
Because nothing is allowed to happen here without the say-so of the Czar and his satraps.
UPDATE: Eric Crampton has some thoughts on the newly minted powers of the Czar.