Disability research council commends Saudi project to integrate disabled

Updated 01 March 2018
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Disability research council commends Saudi project to integrate disabled

RIYADH: The King Salman Center for Disability Research (KSCDR) underscored on Thursday the importance of the Comprehensive Access Project (CAP), which has been approved by the Council of Ministers.

“It’s one of the most important strategic projects of the center that provides a vital service to 10 percent of the Kingdom’s population, including the disabled and elderly,” KSCDR executive director Ahmed Al-Yahya said.

The program aims to eliminate obstacles so that the disabled can be integrated in society.

The center has a national role in researching suitable care packages for disabled people in the Kingdom.

The program was created after a comprehensive study that assessed the scale of problems facing disabled people in the Kingdom and looked at best practice internationally on designing infrastructure.

As a result of the study, the KSCDR has produced four guides including a comprehensive look at access in urban environments as well as access to transport and tourism.


Governor of Makkah attends holy Kaaba washing ceremony

Updated 25 September 2018
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Governor of Makkah attends holy Kaaba washing ceremony

DUBAI: On behalf of King Salman, the governor of Makkah province, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal oversaw the washing of the holy Kaaba on Tuesday.

On his arrival at the Grand Mosque, he was received by Imam of the Grand Mosque Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais and the commander of Special Emergency Forces and commander of the Hajj Security Forces.

The Kaaba was washing from the inside with Zamzam water mixed with rose water and wipe down with a cloth.

After the Kaaba washing ceremony, the prince toured the Grand Mosque.