Some $2m earmarked to create 33 accessible cities – Tehran Times

Some $2m earmarked to create 33 accessible cities

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  • June 6, 2021 – 16:37

    TEHRAN – A total budget of 82 billion rials (nearly $2 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been allocated to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities in 33 cities, the secretary of the accessible cities coordination headquarters, has announced.

    “In the process of a barrier-free city, we seek to ensure that all cities in the country are barrier-free and accessible. In the first phase, each province introduced one to two cities with less than 50,000 residents,” Ebrahim Kazemi explained.

    Yazd was introduced as the first city to become accessible, he added, IRNA reported on Sunday.

    The cities of Bostanabad, Shabestar, and Osko in East Azarbaijan province, Shahindej in West Azarbaijan province, Sarein in Ardabil province, Vahidieh in Tehran province, Farrokhshahr in Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province, Ferdows in South Khorasan province, and Gonabad, Fariman and Torqabeh in Khorasan Razavi province are among the cities, he noted.

    According to the national document on improving accessibility in cities for persons with disabilities, fifty-five cities, five villages, and three metropolitan areas should be considered as pilots until the Iranian calendar year 1402 [...]

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