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As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better, experts say

A man stands in front of his house, collapsed by storm Son Tinh, in northern Vietnam in July 2018. Vietnam is among countries worst-hit by typhoons in Asia-Pacific.

Rapid growth and development are increasing the risk of heavy damage from powerful typhoons in the Asia Pacific, experts said. They urged governments and the private sector to collaborate on improving urban planning, protecting mangroves and developing “sponge cities” that can absorb water and prevent flooding. “(Cities) need to move …

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