Actavis supports cause of disabled access in Bulgaria

ActavisThe Iceland-based generic drugs manufacturer Actavis announces the opening of a new disabled access ramp to a major Bulgarian cathedral.

Actavis has financed the construction of an access ramp for disabled people to a large cathedral in Bulgaria. The ramp was officially opened by Nikolay Hadjidonchev, Actavis’ Bulgaria Managing director, in the presence of admiral Hristo Kontrov, Governor of the Varna region.

The Actavis ramp is at the main entrance to the Uspenie Bogorodichno Cathedral / Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, in the coastal city of Varna.

During the ceremony Mrs Donna Steiger, Chairman of the International Tribunal of crimes against humanity in the area of disabled people, awarded Actavis for its “contribution to global development and special merits for cultural and social priorities for 2008”. The award was founded by the USA Senate and the UN.

With the ramp opening in Varna, Actavis in Bulgaria continues its national campaign for “Architecture Accessibility for Disabled People to Bulgaria’s Spiritual Symbols”. The campaign was launched last year with the opening of the first ramp at the Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia.

Due to the architectural importance of the Varna Cathedral, which is a cultural monument, a group of international specialists in restoration advised the building process and matched the ramp to the overall architectural look of the Church. Special marble in art-deco style in dark grey and pink colours was used for the ramp facing in unison with the ancient coral pavement of the overhead road. The cost of the ramp amounts to BGN 200,000 (USD 160,540).

Actavis is one of the leading generic drugs manufacturers in the world, with operations in 40 countries and 11,000 employees.

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