About 30mln drams to be spent on bus stairlifts for physically challenged in Yerevan

About 30mln drams to be spent on bus stairlifts for physically challenged in Yerevan

YEREVAN, January 30. /ARKA/. Yerevan Mayor’s Office will allocate about 30 million drams to equip the municipal transport with stairlifts for the disabled in 2014, Advisor to Mayor Albert Gevorgyan told ARKA.

Under the program, physically impaired persons will be able to travel in some 10-12 buses in the city. The first bus will be ready as early as this spring, Gevorgyan said.

A tender will be announced soon for the program.

The advisor also said the municipality is cooperating with Unison organization that is dealing with problems of the physically impaired and will provide information on which routes should be equipped first of all.

According to ArmStat, there are 192,478 disabled officially registered in Armenia as of 2013. ($1=409.03drams). –0--

10:50 30.01.2014

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