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A sanatorium for the sake of persons with disabilities is to be built in Pyongyang, the capital of the DPRK. It will cover a building area of 4 000 square metres, a plottage of 8 000 square metres and a total floor space of 28 000 square metres. Its construction cost will amount to 10 million US dollars.
It will be built in the clean Munsu area, a hub of hospitals. Provided with complete sets of modern equipment and facilities, it will offer rehabilitation service to the persons with disabilities and produce various kinds of prosthetic orthopaedic devices and assistive appliances for them. Medical service will be provided for the persons with disabilities not only at home but from abroad and their guardians.
Its construction is a very important project for opening up a new path in the work for the protection of persons with disabilities in the DPRK. The sanatorium will serve as a base for curing those persons and improving their education, job opportunity and physical and cultural life and play the role of a bridge for promoting cooperation with international organizations and individual bodies at home and abroad that engage themselves in the work for the care of the disabled persons.
The KFPD Central Committee looks forward to active interest, cooperation and investment from international organizations, humanitarian bodies and individual figures for the project.

For more details, please contact:
Beijing mission of the Korean Foundation for the Disabled and Orphans (KFDO):
E-mail:100102  
Tel: 0086-185-1371-3015

KFPD Central Committee
Fax: 850-2-381-4410
E-mail: 100102
Tel: 0086-185-1371-3015

Introduction

Introduction

- Background

The Korean Federation for the Protection of the Disabled was founded on July 29, Juche 87 (1998) with its original name as the Korean Association for Supporting the Handicapped. For the sake of universal and unified development of the disabled people`s affairs in the country, the Korean Association for Supporting the Handicapped was developed into the Korean Federation for Protection of the Disabled on July 27, 2005.

The KFPD is the only non-governmental organization related to the disabled that is approved by the government and includes all the organizations concerned with the disabled people`s affairs.

- Mission and Task

The KFPD`s mission is to represent and advocate the rights and interests of all the disabled people in the DPR Korea.
Its basic task is to help the disabled people play their role as the true masters of society and the collective by ensuring their acquisition of social position, mental and physical rehabilitation and establishment of barrier-free environment through various support and advocacy activities, publications and propaganda campaigns.

THE LAW OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA ON THE PROTECTION OF THE PERSON WITH DISABILITY

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