The Asia-Pacific Development Centre on Disability (APCD) has selected Vietnam as a venue for a target programme on increasing the capacity of disabled people in Southeast Asia, said APCD executive director AkiieNimimiya.

Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) website quoted AkiieNimimiya as saying at a recent meeting in Thailand that the programme will help enable Vietnamese people with disabilities to make contributions to their families and local economy.

The three-year programme will be implemented through 2015 with financial assistance from the Japanese government. In Vietnam, it will be carried out in Ba Vi district in the outskirts of Hanoi.

A regional conference for the APCD is scheduled to take place in Hanoi, with the participation of representatives from 10 ASEAN member countries and others in the Asia-Pacific region.-VNA