Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the relevant ministries and departments to speed up the disbursement of funding from nine World Bank-financed projects after seeing too much delay in the work.

They include projects to develop a water supply system; an information technology project; improving environmental hygiene in coastal cities; improving competitiveness in the agricultural sector; enhancing the land management system; expanding urban transport in Hanoi, modernising the financial information and tax systems and ensuring the quality of education in schools.

To achieve this, the PM has also issued instructions to hold monthly meetings to review the projects and report back to the Ministry of Planning and Investment every quarter, as well as introducing specific measures to deal with existing difficulties.-VNA