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Tay Ninh is interested in establishing a self-help club for groups of people with disabilities and renovating buildings to ensure accessibility for people with disabilities.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 09:45

On May 26th, DRD Center, in collaboration with the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs Tay Ninh, held a workshop about sharing experiences on public buildings renovation to ensure access for people with disabilities, and setting up a self-help club for groups of people with disabilities in the province.

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Picture: Mr. Nguyen Van Qua, Deputy Director of the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs Tay Ninh spoke at the workshop.

70 people participated in the seminar, including the presence of Mr. Nguyen Van Qua - Deputy Director of the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs Tay Ninh; Mr. Trinh Van Lo - Deputy Director of Department of Transportation; Mr. Tran Tuong Quoc - Deputy Director of Department of Construction, together with representatives of Department of Justice, Department of Finance, Department of Planning and Investment, Labor Confederation, representatives of Labor Offices of the city, Go Dau District, Hoa Thanh District, Representatives of the management board of bus stations in the province and many people with disabilities. On this occasion, DRD also invited two representatives from the Center for Management and Operation of Public Passenger Transport - Department of Transportation of Ho Chi Minh City to participate and share the experiences of Ho Chi Minh city in promoting the humanitarian bus system to support people with disabilities.

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Picture: Mr. Doan Minh Chi, representative from the Center for Management and Operation of Public Passenger Transport - Department of Transportation of Ho Chi Minh City.

At the seminar, delegation of Department of Transport Tay Ninh presented a speech to present the plan to support people with disabilities in the coming time: "In addition to the price exemption / reduction, priority seating arrangement, the Department also command the Directors of relevant units that, when they formulate investment projects on construction or upgrading of buildings, road corridors, they should include items of services for people with disabilities in design dossiers for project formulation. " - quoted by the Department of Transport Tay Ninh.

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Picture: Overview of the workshop

In the presentation of the Department of Construction, the presenter pointed out three reasons why many construction works have not met the standards for people with disabilities: "(1) The obstacles of the construction of accessible for PWDs are due to the perception of investors, the consultancy units, designers and construction company. Most of them are designed for the majority of users rather than the categories for PWDs. (2) Investors, especially for non-state funded projects, often ignore this requirement because of the high cost of construction (design costs, materials prices, and signposts). (3) The inadequate perception of the departments about social responsibilities for people with disabilities leads to the lack of control of design, construction (appraisal of basic designs of the public buildings, urban transport infrastructure, and offices of state agencies). Therefore, the proportion of buildings that are suitable for people with disabilities is low. "Accordingly, the representative of the Department of Construction said:" ...the departments should enhance the responsibilities for state management, strengthen the guidance to evaluate and inspect the completion of buildings before putting them into use and supervise the implementation of national regulations and technical regulations on construction so that PWDs can access and use buildings and transportation; to build a number of pilot models on access, use of buildings and traffic for mass diffusion. "

At the workshop, Ms.Trinh Ngoc Lan, vice president of Association for the Protection of People with Disabilities and the protection of children's rights, said: "... the park is a place where people, regardless of age and sex, can enter. But there are not any slopes for people with disabilities. Even at some parks, people close the door and send the key to another department, so whoever wants to enter need to contact, therefore I find it unreasonable. I think public places must be paid attention so that everyone can enter or have guidance to enter the park."

Bà Trương Ngọc Lan

Picture: Ms. Trinh Ngoc Lan, vice president of Association for the Protection of People with Disabilities and the protection of children's rights.

Mr. Nguyen Tan Phuoc – a person with disability in Tay Ninh shared: "I am a person with disability but I am not wasted, and we must always find job to live. First of all, I am very happy to participate in this workshop, it has brought us closer to the society. We are very happy to see that people with disabilities are carered about by DRD center and other departments. I would like to have a club for people with disabilities so that PWDs can share and help each other integrate into society more easily. "

The workshop ended at 11h45 the same day.

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Tags: Public construction, DRD activities, Supports, Person with a disability, Accessibility

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