In the period from 2012 to 2016 in Kazakhstan held certification 27.8 thousand objects of social and transport infrastructure for accessibility for persons with disabilities, including 17.5 thousand objects, subject to adaptation. To be adapted 11 212 thousand objects. About that today at the briefing in the MLSP RK was announced by Deputy Minister of labor and social protection of population of Kazakhstan Svetlana Zhakupova.
At the beginning of her speech, she reminded that in 2015 Kazakhstan ratified the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and has made commitments to implement international standards concerning persons with disabilities. In order to implement the provisions of the Convention in the same year was adopted the Law "On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of Kazakhstan on protection of rights of persons with disabilities", which amended 24 of the legislative act, including 3 of the code.
"The primary purpose made to the legislation amendments – creation of conditions for unhindered movement of disabled people and other people with limited mobility. In particular, the requirements imposed on the railway stations and railway stations, ports and airports for the allocation of places for the Parking of vehicles of disabled people with the installation of special road signs; equipment information signalling devices and means of communication available for the visually and hearing impaired; the existence of a duty wheelchair, wheelchair for the disabled with disorders of the musculoskeletal system; the installation of specialized payphones for persons moving on a wheelchair-wheelchairs. The failure of officials and legal persons and physical persons engaged in entrepreneurial activity, conditions for the disabled for easy access to objects of social and transport infrastructure, entails bringing to administrative responsibility in the form of a fine. The amount of the fine for officials is 50 MCI, for small businesses – 120 MCI, for medium-sized enterprises – 200 MCI, for large businesses – 400 MCI" - said Svetlana Zhakupova.
To ensure disabled people unimpeded access to objects of social and transport infrastructure starting in 2012, annually approves the regional plans of adaptation, and the specialists of the MLSP RK conduct regular monitoring of the work done.
"Altogether, there are 36 thousand 200 objects, which are most often visited by persons with disabilities. Local Executive bodies was scheduled certification 28 205 thousand objects on the subject of accessibility for persons with disabilities. By the end of 2016 held certification 27 828 thousand objects (98,7%), including 17 thousand 506 objects (62,9%) subject to adaptation. From them 11 thousand 212 adapted facilities (64%). The proportion of objects of social and transport infrastructure, which ensures access for disabled, from the total number of certified objects is 77.4%," - said the Deputy Minister.
Of the total number of objects that are frequently visited by the disabled, 100% certification held in Akmola, Almaty, Kostanay, Kyzylorda and South Kazakhstan regions. The low level of certification was observed in Mangystau region – 390 objects from 1 thousand 590, Zhambyl – 904 3 thousand 36 objects, Astana – 401 1 106 thousand objects in East Kazakhstan region – 1 thousand 3 thousand 926 907 objects.
Of the total number of objects to adapt, more than 90% adapted in Akmola, Almaty, East Kazakhstan and Pavlodar regions. Low level of adaptation observed in Mangystau region 97 of 347 objects, Karaganda – 302 object from 785, Astana – 132 object of the 309, West Kazakhstan – 467 objects out of 955, North Kazakhstan – 876 objects from 1735, Aktobe – 295 objects from 702, Kostanay – 593 object 1 from 166, Zhambyl - 598 objects from 904.
"The main reason for the low certification are incorrect on a list of objects, improper planning of objects subject to certification, and also weak work of the expert group on certification. The main reasons for low levels of adaptation are lack of budget, poor-quality carrying out certification of facilities, low level of organization of work of local Executive bodies", - said Svetlana Zhakupova.
In 2016 from the total number of objects, subject to adaptation, it was planned to adapt the 4 thousand 640 objects. As of 1 January 2017 adapted 4 537 thousand objects (97.8 percent).
Departments of the Committee of labor, social protection and migration in 2016 held 83 287 selective and unscheduled inspections on the observance of the Law of RK "On social protection of disabled persons" in terms of not providing the disabled access to objects of social and transport infrastructure in the areas of governance, healthcare, culture, transportation, etc. On the inspection results 335 subjects issued orders on elimination of revealed violations, 157 imposed administrative fines totaling KZT 26.1 million.
In the first half of this year is scheduled 122 random checks.
In addition, the MLSP RK developed an interactive map of availability of objects of social and transport infrastructure "Available environment" (friendlybuilding.kz) in which the local Executive bodies on a regular basis make information about the work being done. As of February 15 this year on this resource information is available 24 834 thousand objects from 27.8 thousand have been certified.