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State Minister for Labour and Social Security, Senator Floyd Morris, has expressed satisfaction with the progress of work at the Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium to install special facilities for disabled persons.
“We have checked and the necessary measures are being put in place,” Senator Morris said, during a tour of the facility on Tuesday (Oct.17).
He noted that special seats were expected to arrive at the venue, elevators and bathroom facilities were being put in place, while ramps and special parking areas were being developed.
“It has been a similar experience at Sabina Park in Kingston as well, so we are pleased to see the progress thus far,” he informed.
The move, Senator Morris said, was part of the ‘Friendly City’ project, through which the government intends to make all venues that will be hosting matches during Cricket World Cup 2007, fully accessible to persons with disabilities.
The project includes the international airports and “we are working in tandem with the Parish Council and the Tourism Product Development Company Limited (TPDCo) to ensure that certain public facilities are made accessible to persons, who are disabled,” he informed.
He explained that the work “is a part of a process that we are embarking on ultimately to make facilities in Jamaica fully accessible to the disabled because we want to market Jamaica as a disabled friendly tourist destination.”