There’s a huge difference between a well-made city and a poorly planned country.
On Sept 21, I was in Hong Kong to give a talk at a Unesco event for International Peace Day. The next day, a large typhoon was to hit the city. Questioning my hosts if they were concerned, everyone smiled and shook their heads, telling me that there were no worries as Hong Kong’s infrastructure is well prepared to handle the wrath of Mother Nature.
Presently, yet another flood is sweeping through Thailand, worries and concerns ought to be paramount. Thus far, three million people in 28 provinces are affected, including 36 people killed, according to the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department. This is a national crisis, not just a regional or provincial hiccup.
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