At the ceremomy. (Source: VNA)

Thai Binh (VNA) - A Japanese non-governmental organisation presented 30 wheelchairs to handicapped people in Dong Hung district, the northern province of Thai Binh on November 18.

Speaking at the ceremony, Envoy Nagai Katsuro from the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam hailed the organisation’s voluntary activities in the past few years, hoping that the wheelchairs will facilitate the travel of disabled people in the locality.

The organisation has donated wheelchairs to 20 countries, including 600 wheelchairs to Vietnam. In the coming time, it will call for further support from donors to deliver more wheelchairs to needy people.

About 150 wheelchairs are expected to be sent to disabled people in Thai Binh province in 2015.

Thai Binh has 124,000 disabled people, only 700 of whom get access to health care services in social centres while the remaining are reliant on their families.-VNA