The joint team overseeing the Accessible Environment for Persons with Disability Project has paid several visits to government entities in Dubai.
During the visits, the team made visual presentations explaining details of the project, highlighted the gaps identified through tests of samples taken at site, and explained the training plan for the concerned individuals. The move is part of the Dubai Government endeavours to transform Dubai into a fully disability-friendly city by 2020.
Yousef Al Rida, CEO of RTA’s Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector, Head of the Joint Team overseeing the Transformation of Dubai into a Disability-friendly City Project, said: “The team has made several visits to government entities in Dubai namely: The Roads & Transport Authority, Community Development Authority, Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Dubai Municipality, and Tarakhees at the Free Zones.
The visits discussed the project plan, gaps identified and the standards of the comprehensive design of future services and buildings befitting the disabled persons. Discussions also covered the conditions to be adhered to in this regard in order to comply with the strategy of making Dubai a disabled-friendly city.
“Visits included a presentation about the training of engineers nominated by those government entities to acquaint them with the standards of the comprehensive design and step up their capabilities to implement these standards in future. Two project workshops were held highlighting the method of designing public facilities and transit means customized to serve the disabled persons,” added Al Rida. More info