Roads that were damaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines are identified as one of the reasons why relief operation efforts for the victims of the typhoon are restrained, and the condition of its infrastructure "also make it particularly vulnerable to the kind of devastation we're seeing this week," Joshua Keating writes. Also, the World Economic Forum said an "inadequate supply of infrastructure" is considered as one of the main barriers for the Philippines' economic growth. Meanwhile, the disaster's "total economic impact may reach $14 billion, with only about $2 billion of that insured," according to Bloomberg.

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