President of the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HCD), His Royal Highness Prince Mired Bin Raad, visited Wednesday the northern governorate of Irbid, and checked on procedures for resuming the provision of access requirements for persons with disabilities within the designated area in the governorate, King Abdullah II Parks and Yarmouk University.
During the visit, Prince Mired met the Governor of Irbid Radwan Al-Atoum, President of the Greater Irbid Municipality Committee Qablan Al-Sharif, and President of Yarmouk University, Islam Massad.
The visit aims to check on the accessibility requirements in several areas in Irbid and ensure their suitability for persons with disabilities.
Prince Mired emphasized that the establishment of prepared areas in vital places that include a large part of services, as it is in the selected area in Irbid, is a qualitative step in consolidating the concept of a prepared and accommodating environment for all.
His Royal Highness underlined the need to overcome all obstacles and diligently follow up the progress of work in accordance with the memorandum of understanding concluded between the Council, the Greater Irbid Municipality and Yarmouk University to implement the first phase of the national plan for accessibility to rectify the conditions of existing buildings before the Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities No. (20) of 2017 enters into force.
Prince Mired said the HCD is ready to provide the necessary technical support that would enable the project owners to move forward with the completion of work in various facilities of the project, in accordance with the code of construction requirements for people with disabilities, and international best practices in this field.
SOURCE: JORDAN NEWS AGENCY