In an emailed reply to Muscat Daily, Hamood Mird Shabibi, director common of Directorate General for Persons with Disabilities in the Ministry of Social Development mentioned, “The project will be funded by the Oman LNG Development Foundation. It will come up in cooperation with Muscat Municipality.”
Shabibi mentioned that Sahwa Park has been selected maintaining in thoughts its strategic place and size. The program contains installation of 11 play equipment, he mentioned.
“The installations will include different types of disabled-friendly swings. There will be sensory pod swings, wheelchair carousels and a castle game,” he mentioned. The play region will also be covered by a 1,730sq m shock-absorbing rubber flooring.
“The project has been planned with respect to conventions approved by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The issue of preparing a conducive environment for persons with disabilities is the need of the community. The project also seeks to enhance the idea of integrating children with special needs into the society and making it easier for their families,” he mentioned.
Shabibi added, “It took one year to complete the administrative and technical procedures. The project is being supervised by MoSD in coordination with Muscat Municipality.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily