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Council welcomes initiative

Luke Rawalai
Friday, February 22, 2013

LABASA plans to enhance its wheelchair-friendly town status.

Town administrator Vijay Chand said every development within the town would take into consideration access for wheelchair-ridden residents.

Mr Chand praised the effort of organisations such as the Vodafone ATH Foundation in helping disadvantaged communities by providing other means of support.

Speaking at the launch of an ATH initative, Mr Chand said the council had its own plans of capacity building in line with expansion of activities within the town and that within the plan, the wheelchair friendly initiative had been incorporated.

"The council intends to invest on infrastructure developments in particular to its footpaths, tennis court, civic car park and the bus station," he said.

"Now with the initiative of wheelchair- friendly town, every development within the town will be aligned to the needs of the wheelchair friendly status.

"Benefits of good infrastructure, improved service delivery and care for elderly and people with special needs would be a rewarding investment that will help the town to grow and provide the necessary service to all sectors of the community," he said.