Economic Sector's Technical Committee Recommends Adoption of Building Code for Persons with Disabilities
The Technical Committee of the economic development sector has approved in its meeting Monday, 11 December 2017, at the General Secretariat of the Cabinet which is Chaired by Ms.Muna Sayed Ismail ,Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning the building code for persons with disabilities
The said code was presented by the Under-secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Physical development.
The undersecretary has outlined that this code is set up to accommodate the requirements of the segments of persons with disabilities in their surrounding environment like buildings and facilities to enable them perform an effective role in the community
The said code comprised special measurements that must be heeded when designing the buildings , highlighting the efforts made by the Ministry of Environment to include this code in the construction criteria at the center and the states.
The Committee recommended that the institutions of the state to adopt this code and disseminate its culture as it is perquisite for the movement of the disabled.