Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai urged a push for a raft of marine resource and environment projects at a meeting in Hanoi on August 14.

He directed concrete tasks to ensure that the projects meet schedule, saying that mechanisms should be fixed towards simplifying administrative procedures.

The State Steering Committee for Marine Resource and Environment Baseline Survey informed him that seven projects for the 2006-2012 period have yet to end while the progress of the 2013-2020 projects remains at a slow pace, in part due to poor coordination between localities.

At the meeting, the committee reviewed its activities in the first half and mulled its tasks for the rest of this year.

Deputy PM Hai gave his opinions on the State budget allocation for licensed and delayed projects.-VNA