THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No. 239/2006/QD-TTg
Hanoi, October 24, 2006
 
DECISION
APPROVING THE SCHEME ON ASSISTANCE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE IN THE 2006-2010 PERIOD
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the July 30, 1998 Ordinance on Disabled People;
At the proposal of the Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs;
DECIDES:
Article 1.-To approve the Scheme on assistance for disabled people in the 2006-2010 period, with the following principal contents:

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1. Objectives
To improve the quality of life for disabled people; to step by step create conditions for disabled people to equally participate in social activities; and to build a social environment with better and better care for disabled people.
2. Targets
a/ At least 80% of provinces and cities will have "self-reliant" organizations of disabled people;
b/ Around 70% of disabled women will be provided with assistance in various forms;
c/ Around 70% of disabled people will have access to medical services; around 3,000 disabled people will be given orthopedic treatment and functional rehabilitation;
d/ Around 70% of disabled children will participate in studying activities in various forms, 100% of disabled children will enjoy exemption from or reduction of school fees in accordance with state regulations.
e/ Around 80,000 disabled people will be provided with job training and appropriate jobs in job-training, production, business and service establishments of all economic sectors nationwide;
f/ 100% of newly built and designed public construction and traffic works will conform to current regulations; 20%-30% of existing works will be renovated in order to become accessible for disabled people;
g/ The rate of disabled people getting access to the Internet and related services will be at least equal to one-fourth of the national average rate;

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h/ 100% of disabled people, if being in need and eligible, will be provided with loans from national target programs on poverty reduction and employment;
i/ 22% of disabled people will participate in sport training.
3. Major activities under the Scheme
a/ Raising awareness about disability and disabled people;
b/ Surveying the situation and practical conditions of disabled people nationwide, and, on that basis, amending or supplementing legal documents, mechanisms and policies on assistance to disabled people or formulating new ones;
c/ Establishing criteria on classification and grading of Vietnamese disabled people according to their functional operation and disability;
d/ Supporting and facilitating the establishment of "self-reliant" organizations of disabled people and associations of their parents and families;
e/ Providing assistance to disabled women;
f/ Conducting community-based identification, interference and function rehabilitation for disabled people, especially children;
g/ Providing educational assistance;

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h/ Providing job training and employment assistance;
i/ Providing assistance regarding access to and use of public construction and traffic works;
j/ Providing assistance regarding access to and use of information and telecommunications services, including information and telecommunications technologies;
k/ Creating conditions for disabled people to get access to social benefit programs and national target programs on poverty reduction;
l/ Conducting monitoring, inspection, supervision and evaluation.
4. Implementation duration: From 2006 to 2010.
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