I have a news item for today. But before that, let me remind everyone that this Daily English section is for you to study English. Many folks have been telling me one way or another that you guys want English study. So you need to do your work. And reading is not doing your work; it is doing 1/10 of your work. Writing English is 10 times more effective than reading, as far as English study is concerned. So, if you want to take your study seriously, then write.
Just write something to comment on these news articles. Whatever you write doesn’t matter. If the news article talks about nuclear war and your comment is about coconut cake, so what? You’re writing, that’s important.
“Work smarter, not harder.” We all have only 24 hours a day. We cannot increase the hours. We can only increase the efficiency of each hour. So, trust me. Study smarter, not harder. Stop reading and start writing. Trust me.
And here is the news item for today.
Ministry announces HCMC megacity plan
Ho Chi Minh City will become a regional megacity with an area of more than 30,000 square kilometers, according to a 2020-2050 masterplan announced in Dong Nai Province Monday.
According to the Ministry of Construction’s plan, HCMC will be a key metropolis linking with other southern provinces including Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc and Dong Nai.
Vo Van Mot, chairman of the Dong Nai Province People’s Committee, said the plan would make the city the key economic zone in Vietnam and an economic hub of Asia.
The announcement was made at a meeting between the Dong Nai People’s Committee and the Southern Urban-Rural Zoning Sub-institute.
Reported by Hoang Tuan
This sounds good. But I wonder if the City will have a good water drainage plan or as the City gets bigger the inner-city water will rise higher on the streets.
How would citizens of Saigon be sure that city officials will have a good water drainage plan before the “megacity” plan is approved? Could someone introduce a law to that effect?
I have heard enough of flooding in HCMC city in the recent days, and I wonder if the City officials are working on the issue at all, or they are sitting on their rear waiting for the water to approach.
VOA SPECIAL ENGLISH
TODAY’S ENGLISH CHALLENGE
Chi Huệ has 4 Celine Dion songs today to translate into Vietnamese. And the above discussion article also. They all can be used to translate.
That’s it, everyone. Enjoy your day!