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Zhejiang makes headway in assisting residents with disabilities

ezhejiang.gov.cn| Updated: December 7, 2021 L M S

The Zhejiang provincial government held a briefing about the province's achievements in improving the welfare of its residents with disabilities over the past five years on Dec 3, which marked the annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

During the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) period, Zhejiang authorities' allocated funding worth 27.5 billion yuan ($4.31 billion) - 83.5 percent more than in the 12th Five-Year (2011-15) period - to assist persons with disabilities.

The per capita disposable income for persons with disabilities was 36,000 yuan in 2020, up 57 percent from 2015.

From 2016 to 2020, Zhejiang built 331 provincial-level barrier-free residential communities that have benefited people with physical challenges and the older generation, as well as sponsored the installment of barrier-free facilities in 59,000 households with physically-challenged persons.