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Haberler ve Duyurular - “ACCOMMODATE A PERSON WITH DISABILITY” PROJECT IS IN ALANYA 30.04.2011

“ACCOMMODATE A PERSON WITH DISABILITY” PROJECT IS IN ALANYA

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Alanya Municipality has hosted some special guests within the scope the social responsibility project “You Also Accommodate a Person with Disability”.

In order to contribute to the development of social tourism, a group of about eighty consisting of people with disabilities from 35 different cities across the country and their attendants has been provided with an opportunity of 2 nights-3 days holiday in Alanya between April 28th and 30th 2011 prior to the Week of People with Disabilities between May 10th and 16th 2011 within the scope of a social responsibility project carried out in cooperation with the Prime Ministry Administration for Disabled People, Turkish Handicapped Federation, Turkish Disabled Federation, the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies, Turkish Airlines, Turkish Hoteliers Federation, the Union of Tourist Guides Chambers (Mediterranean Tourism Hoteliers and Operators Association and Alanya Tourism Operators Association), and Alanya Municipality under the patronage and leadership of Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

A cultural tour has been organized to some historical venues, such as Alanya Museum and Alanya Castle, under the coordination of Mr. Münir Altıoğlu, a member of the Project Team of the Accessible Park and Recreation Center of Alanya Municipality in order the present the historical and natural beauties of our country to people with disabilities within the scope of the campaign.

The group of about eighty composed of individuals with disabilities and their companions come for the tour has visited Alanya Municipality under the leadership of Mr. Faruk Kaya, a Culture and Tourism Expert of the Ministry of Tourism. The visitors welcomed in the Municipal Council Hall of Alanya Municipality by Mayor Hasan Sipahioğlu and they are enlightened about the physical implementations carried out in our town within the scope of Accessible City Project in addition to the projects to be implemented in the near future.

Mayor Sipahioğlu said “I want you to know that the projects that we implemented in Alanya are not for only tourists. We implement these projects for our people in the first place. We determined a slogan when we first start the Accessible City: Alanya program: “Alanya for All”. You see, we have conducted and are conducting all out programs in line with this slogan because the priority issue is to break the barriers in mind. We are living in a world where what will happen to whom in the future is uncertain. Each of us is a candidate of being an individual with disability and we can also become an individual with disability tomorrow. As the Municipality, we have carried out many programs within the scope of Accessible City, such as sidewalks, roads, and parks; and we will continue to do that. For instance, we will put a park and two beaches for people with disabilities into service in a very near future. And you may friends with disabilities; you will be able to utilize each spot within the town just like people with no disabilities.”

The Mayor highlighted that, the projects will be managed to be implemented faster thanks to the Accessible Tourism City Protocol signed by and between Alanya Municipality, Prime Ministry Administration for Disabled People, the Ministry of Tourism, Alanya Tourism Operators Association, and Alanya Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He added that “I hope you’ll see in your next visit that the Accessible City Project in Alanya is completed. In this context, I want to thank all our guests for visiting”.

Mayor Sipahioğlu drew a lot of holiday in Marmaris organized by Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism along with an individual with disability and his companion and congratulated the winner Mr. Mehmet Budak, the president of Kahramanmaraş Disabled Association.

Mr. Mehmet Budak, the winner of the lot and the president of Kahramanmaraş Disabled Association, took the floor and thanked the institutions carried out the organization and Mayor Hasan Sipahioğlu, who hosted them in Alanya. He said, he has visited many cities, but he has never seen programs and projects carried out there as much as Alanya Municipality. He thanked Mayor Hasan Sipahioğlu for his sensitivity.