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MOE considering certification system
The Ministry of Education is pondering whether to introduce translation proficiency tests and a national translation proficiency certification system in an attempt to produce more professional translators and interpreters in Taiwan.
Speaking at a workshop on how to develop a system for professional translation accreditation and certification, Chang Chin-sheng, director of the MOE's Bureau of International Cultural and Educational Relations, said growing economic expansion and increasing globalization has made professional translation and interpretation increasingly needed in Taiwan.
Science park revenue
The Central Taiwan Science Park reported yesterday that business revenue in the first eight months of this year reached NT$101.2 billion, up 316 percent from the same period of last year.
Park officials predicted that annual revenue could reach the targeted goal of NT$120 billion this year and could even break NT$150 billion.
They noted that NT$1010.2 billion in revenue in the first eight months compares with NT$50.55 million in the whole of 2004 and NT$60.89 billion for 2005.
Tour of the capital
The Taipei City director of civil affairs department had a slightly unusual mission yesterday - playing the role of tour guide for the parents of 21 new immigrants on a tour of the nation's capital.
Chung Cho-liang led the guests, from the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, to the Taipei 101 Observatory to give the visitors a panoramic view of the city.
The event was part of the Taipei city government-sponsored upcoming 2006 New Immigrant Cultural Festival slated to kick off October 1 in the public square in front of City Hall.
Releasing the fry
Nantou County will hold a ceremony tomorrow to release 10,000 president fish fry into Sun Moon Lake Sunday, organizers announced yesterday.
The fry release will be part of the Sun Moon Lake carnival at the noted scenic spot in the central Taiwan county that at will kick off a day earlier.
Other activities will include a firework display, a dancing and singing performance, a cross-lake swim by 100,000 people and a film show.
Before Sunday's swim, Nantou County Magistrate Lee Chao-chin will lead 50 elementary school children in the ceremony to release the 10,000 president fish fry at the lake's Shuitou Wharf.


Updated : 2021-10-26 08:52 GMT+08:00