World Bank to allocate grants for the needs of people with disabilities
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Officials led by the Deputy Khokim of Tashkent Durdona Rakhimova, with the participation of heads and leading employees of the departments involved, met with World Bank specialists and discussed the issue of allocating grant funds to create decent conditions and increase the social activity of citizens with disabilities, Tashkent city administration said at a statement.
Durdona Rakhimova expressed special gratitude to foreign experts for their visit and stated that cooperation with the World Bank, one of the world’s leading financial institutions, has a high social significance. She noted that this year has been named in Uzbekistan “The Year of Caring for a Person and Quality Education”, and stressed that in recent years, caring for the population, especially for citizens with disabilities, has been elevated to the rank of state policy in our country.
The guests were told in detail about the work carried out in this direction in the capital. In particular, in newly built multi-storey buildings and modern complexes, as well as at the intersections of repaired roads, elements of a barrier-free environment are being introduced to facilitate the movement of people with limited mobility.
49,552 citizens with disabilities live in Tashkent, there are specialized houses "Muruvvat" for children and adults, which are on state support. At the same time, repairs are being carried out in the male building of the Muruvvat boarding school for men in the Mirzo-Ulugbek district, and a garden is being created on the territory of the Muruvvat house in the Yunusabad district. 4.5 billion soums will be allocated for other similar events this year.
World Bank experts, noting that the government of Uzbekistan has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, declared their cooperation with the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations, and awareness of the ongoing work. But when analyzing the current situation, it was revealed that the current state of affairs is not enough to meet the conditions acceptable for people with disabilities.
In this regard, it is recommended to allocate grants for creating an accessible environment for the disabled in newly built apartment buildings and modern service complexes, for attention and care for their health, especially in difficult climatic conditions.
Officials of the Tashkent Khokimiyat stressed that the allocation of grant funds is necessary to work in cooperation with societies and associations to support people with disabilities, as well as to provide blind and hearing-impaired children with modern educational literature. And to improve the efficiency of work in this area, monitoring will give a good effect.