Thursday, 17. April 2014 - 09:04
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Japan has granted Romania 1.8 million US dollars for the improvement of the living conditions of people with disabilities, the Japanese embassy in Bucharest informed.
The Labour Minister Marian Campeanu said at a ceremony on Thursday that the non refundable financing will be used to launch a project for technical assistance for the persons with disabilities.
"This is the highest financing we have received so far from Japan", Campeanu said.
The first stage of the project will be launched in several counties and will consist of setting up workshops for people with disabilities as well as for conducting assessment studies.
According to the latest report by the Health Ministry, there are 687,596 people with disabilities in Romania. Of these, 97.5 per cent (670,402 people) are caring for families and/or live independently (not institutionalised), and 2.5 percent (17,194 people) are in public residential social care for adults with disabilities (institutionalised), coordinated by the Ministry of Labour.
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