On the morning of June 13, 2006, the awarding ceremony for Shantou's achievements in serving the handicapped was held in the conference center of Shantou Municipal Committee. Tong Xiaoquan, the Vice President and Director General of China Disabled Persons' Federation presented the plaque of "National Model City on Serving the Handicapped" to Mayor Huang Zhiguang, who received the plaque on behalf of the Shantou Municipal Government. This award was an acknowledgement of Shantou's 3-year efforts in optimizing its services to the handicapped. Shantou City is the first city to receive this valuable title of "National Model City on Serving the Handicapped".
Source: Shantou Disabled Persons' Federation