Iran: Funds to Help Make Cities More Accessible for Persons with Disabilities
Middle East, News, December 4 2019
IRAN: On the occasion of the International Day of Disabled Persons observed annually on Dec. 3, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that 10 trillion rials ($76.9 million) have been allocated to take measures in support of disabled people nationwide.
Many of the plans will focus on modifying urban infrastructures to facilitate their movement and social activities.
Rouhani addressed an event held in Tehran on Tuesday, highlighting the government’s plans and efforts to make urban life more convenient for the community, President.ir reported.
The gathering was attended by a number of disabled people and officials in charge of related organizations.
Acknowledging the starring roles of the people with disabilities in academic, sports and social fields, Rouhani said, “People with disabilities are distinct from other members of the society in that they live a tougher life and face more limitations in their daily activities.”