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Solutions needed to ease Mekong Delta flooding

Mau Than street in Can Tho city in the Mekong Delta is flooded during high tides

Local authorities in the Mekong Delta are taking serious measures to prevent flooding caused by high tides during the annual flood season in the area. The delta’s provinces, and especially Can Tho city, have been severely affected by high tides over the past few days. Many roads in the inner …

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Mekong Delta fights flooding from high tides

Mau Than street in Can Tho city’s Ninh Kieu district is flooded during high tides

Local authorities in the Mekong Delta are taking measures to mitigate the impact of flooding caused by high tides during the annual flood season in the delta. The delta’s provinces and Can Tho City have been severely affected by high tides over the past few days. In Can Tho City, …

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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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