Marine resource survey urged to accelerate hinh anh 1A corner of Ly Son island (Photo: VNA)
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has urged the acceleration of a project on surveying marine resources and environment to serve the building of strategies and plans on sustainable economic development and national defence and security at sea.

Speaking at a meeting in Hanoi on August 20 to review the implementation of Project 47 on fundamental investigation and management of marine environment and resources through 2020, the Deputy PM said while major goals have been met, several component projects are still behind schedule and implementing agencies lack coordination.

The building, collecting feedback, verification and approval of component projects cost too much time and budget allocation failed to meet the work’s requirements. In addition, the purchase of investigation equipment is slow, hindering the pace of the project.

Deputy PM Hai requested relevant ministries, agencies, and localities to take more drastic actions to speed up the implementation of the project.

He urged the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to work with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Planning and Investment to ensure capital for urgent and necessary tasks in the middle and long run.-VNA