RadioNewZealand reports the earthquake that rocked Christchurch, New Zealand Feb. 22, 2011 may lead to the development of a modular home industry as part of rebuilding the city that was so heavily damaged, with 10,000 homes that need to be replaced. The Dunedin City Council said a whole new industry could be created building modular houses. Thirty billion dollars has been earmarked for reconstruction efforts, and while the effort in rebuilding has gotten off to a slow start, a local school said enrollment in the trades has risen 15 percent. Dunedin, south of Christchurch but also on the coast, is just one community that hopes to benefit from the reconstruction efforts. As MHProNews has learned, firms outside Dunedin will need to find a partner company in Christchurch to work with.
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