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Agreements with Expressway Companies and Business Implementation Programs | JEHDRA

 When intending to undertake a business operation, the Agency must enter in advance into an agreement with the Company concerned.

 When concluding or amending the agreement, the Agency forecasts the duration until the statutory debt repayment deadline and confirms and verifies the need to improve expressways, proper management of the same and the feasibility of debt repayment within the statutory deadline by properly defining the ceiling of debt to be newly accepted, toll amounts and their collection duration by the Company concerned, costs levied by the Company concerned for appropriate road maintenance and management, lease fees to be paid by the Company concerned, etc.

 The Agency amends the agreement promptly and appropriately following any significant change in socioeconomic circumstances or road policy .

 When concluding or amending the agreement, the Agency must submit a business implementation program to the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for his or her approval while any Company that enters into the agreement must apply for approval of its business activities by the Minister of the same.

Procedural Flow

An example of the text of an agreement 

Business Unit

  Agreement / Approval for Business Activities Business Implementation Programs
National expressway network Expressways within the national expressway network for
East Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd.
Central Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd.
West Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd.
Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Co., Ltd.
: 4 agreements
Expressways within the national expressway network: 1 program
Regional expressway networks Metropolitan Expressway
Hanshin Expressway (Hanshin area)
Hanshin Expressway (Kyoto area)
: 3 agreements
Metropolitan Expressway
Hanshin Expressway (Hanshin area)
Hanshin Expressway (Kyoto area)
: 3 programs
Independent general toll roads* Respective independent general toll roads outside the national expressway network: 9 agreements Respective independent general toll roads outside the national expressway network: 9 programs

List of Agreements

  Name of Agreement Party to the Agreement with the Agency
National expressway network Agreement Regarding the National Expressway Hokkaido Crossing Route, Hakodate-Nayoro Line East Nippon
Agreement Regarding the National Expressway National Chuo Expressway Fuji-Yoshida Line Central Nippon
Agreement Regarding the National Chuo Expressway Nishinomiya Line West Nippon
Agreement Regarding General National Road Route 28 (Honshu-Shikoku Expressway (Kobe-Naruto Route) Honshu-Shikoku
Regional expressway networks Agreement Regarding the Metropolitan Expressway Line 1 Metropolitan
Agreement Regarding the Osaka Prefectural Expressway Osaka-Ikeda Line Hanshin Expressway Co., Ltd.
Agreement Regarding the Kyoto City Expressway Line 1 Hanshin Expressway Co., Ltd.
Independent general toll roads Agreement Regarding General National Road Route 45 (Sanriku Jukan Expressway (between Naruse-Okumatsushima and Ishinomaki-Kanan))* East Nippon
Agreement Regarding General National Road Route 1 (Hakone Bypass)* Central Nippon
Agreement Regarding General National Road Route 16 (Hachioji Bypass) Central Nippon
Agreement Regarding General National Road Route 139 (Nishi-Fuji Road)* Central Nippon
Agreement Regarding General National Road Route 158 (Chubu Crossing Route, Abotoge Road) Central Nippon
Agreement Regarding General National Road Route 31 (Hiroshima-Kure Road) West Nippon
Agreement Regarding General National Road Routes 165 and 166 (Minami-Hanna Road) West Nippon
Agreement Regarding General National Road Route 201 (Yakiyama Bypass)* West Nippon
Agreement Regarding General National Road Route 506 (Naha Airport Expressway (Haebaru Road))* West Nippon
*The following expressway section has been made toll-free with the completion of debt repayment.
General National Road Route 45 (Sanriku Jukan Expressway (between Naruse-Okumatsushima and Ishinomaki-Kanan)) (January 24, 2008)
General National Road Route 506 (Naha Airport Expressway, (Haebaru Road)) (March 28, 2009)
General National Road Route 1 (Hakone Shindo) (July 26, 2011)
General National Road Route 139 (Nishi-Fuji Road) (April 1, 2012)
General National Road Route 201 (Yakiyama Bypass) (planned to be toll-free from October 1, 2014)
For information on individual agreements and business implementation programs, please see the Agency website
(https://www.jehdra.go.jp/kiko/kyouteigyoumujisshi.html).