Laws needed to ensure benefits for disabled people

President Truong Tan Sang and people with disabilities

President Truong Tan Sang and people with disabilities

Nhan Dan/VNA – It is necessary to form a supervisory framework and guidelines for the implementation of the Law on Persons with Disabilities, as well as a project to support the disadvantaged in healthcare, education, transport, the judiciary and employment.
Participants at a December 17 seminar in Hanoi organised by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) also said the framework should fully reflect the sense of responsibility and the performance of branches and agencies during the implementation of the law.

The framework and guidelines will help supervise and assess the translation of the law and the project into synchronous policies and solutions in ministries, branches and localities.

Vietnam is currently home to 6.7 million disabled people – over 7% of the country’s population.

The Government has made substantial efforts to help the disabled improve their living standards and integrate into the community.

In 2007, Vietnam signed onto the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Three years later, the Law on Persons with Disabilities was promulgated.

Last year, the Government approved a project to support disabled people during the period 2012-2020.