VERKHNEDVINSK, 15 July (BelTA) – Chair of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova is taking part in a meeting of the Verkhnedvinsk District Executive Committee, BelTA has learned.
Natalya Kochanova is on a visit to Verkhnedvinsk District to participate in the meeting of the district executive committee, talk to local residents and hold an off-site meeting with deputies of local councils.
“We are set to take stock of the efforts to implement the Social Security government program set to run until 2025 and the Comfortable Housing and Favorable Environment government program until 2025,” Chairman of the Verkhnedvinsk District Executive Committee Vasily Shilov said.
“I want to hear what is going on in this field as these matters are very important. The government has taken on a great social burden. Of course, we are not going to drop our social security commitments, because people are at the heart of everything the country does. As far as the disabled are concerned, we must help them integrate into society. There are a large number of boarding schools in the country's system of education, healthcare and social security. Some of people with disabilities are absolutely able to work and live normally in society,” Natalya Kochanova said.
In addition, taking care of elderly people by their children is another important issue, the senator noted. “People are seriously concerned about this issue,” Natalya Kochanova said. “Everything must be done in a reasonable way. We must do everything to take care of the elderly and the disabled; we should not leave them behind; we should provide them will all kinds of support. We need to integrate people with disabilities into society. We have adopted the law “On the rights of the disabled and their social inclusion” that guarantees job placement for them,” she added.
During the day, the speaker of the upper house of Parliament will visit the social services center of Verkhnedvinsk District, Krasny Bor EcoProduct company, and study the work of the Osvei Village Council of Deputies.