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Larnaca gets beach wheelchairs

Larnaca now has three special wheelchairs for disabled people on the beaches

LARNACA has received three special wheelchairs that will provide disabled people easy access to the sea, mayor Andreas Vyras said on Friday. Two will be placed near the lifeguard’s towers on Mackenzie and Phinikoudes beaches, while the third one will be available at Kastela beach, at the end of Piale Pasha road.

The wheelchairs will be placed on a special ramp and specially trained lifeguards will help the disabled enter the sea.

Vyras said this was “one of the key goals we have set to have a town accessible to all people who face disability problems. It is unacceptable for us not to provide all citizens with the necessary facilities.”

It was also announced that works will be carried out on Mackenzie beach to allow those with disability problems easier use of the locker rooms.

The wheelchairs were purchased by funds from the Larnaca municipality, the Cyprus Tourist Organisation and the Larnaca Rotary Club.

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