There was the same reaction last year when the EF English Proficiency Index (EPI) rankings were announced. Vietnam had dropped to the upper echelon of "low" from "moderate," i.e., from 41st out of 88 countries in 2018 to 52nd out of 100 in 2019. The report noted cryptically that Vietnam "has some difficulties in keeping up with the worldwide increase in English proficiency." While the EF index is widely publicized as a barometer of nationwide English achievement, it is of limited value because it attempts to rank countries by the average level of English language skills among those adults who took the test, including EF students. … [Read more...] about Missing the forest for the trees: National English exam results reconsidered
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Minister Dung pointed out that for the region to cope, the MPI has already discussed with the Ministry of Transport to complete the North-South Expressway to connect not only Can Tho city but also Ca Mau province in five years. A new vision and a new plan, however, usually go along with a certain investment. “We will strive to devote resources and promote private ones in accordance with the Law on Public-Private Partnership Investment,” he said. … [Read more...] about Inspiring localities to faster socioeconomic development
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Smart City Award 2020 was officially launched online by the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA) on September 7, aiming to push for sustainable development of smart cities across the nation. At the event, VINASA Chairman Truong Gia Binh laid stress on the significance of smart city development, holding it is billed as one of the best tools to serve both people and businesses. The award is expected to create motivation for technology and policy initiatives, helping cities become valuable urban areas with sharp competitive edge, he said, adding smart cities are an important launching pad for the nation’s socio-economic development. Entries should be sent to the organising board until October 10, competing in four categories of Vietnamese urban areas; smart realty projects and buildings; industrial real estate projects, and technology solutions to smart city, property projects and industrial parks. The final results will be … [Read more...] about Award promotes sustainable development of smart cities
In Thursday’s press release, the U.S. State Department affirms that the country stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its ASEAN partners to mitigate the current pandemic, and also to strengthen ASEAN’s ability to prevent, detect, and respond to future zoonotic and other infectious disease outbreaks. … [Read more...] about US CDC to open Southeast Asian office in Hanoi: State Dept.
It delivered its first cars in June last year. Though the company does not release sales figures, official data shows 5,124 VinFast cars were registered in the first quarter of this year, putting it in fifth place in sales, behind Hyundai, Toyota, Kia and Honda. … [Read more...] about VinFast opens office in Australia to boost international expansion