The team will participate in six of the 12 sports and have set a goal of finishing in the top four overall.
The disabled Vietnamese competitors have been performing strongly intrack-and-field and swimming, and are expected to reach about 30 goldmedals in the upcoming Games.
The event, the seventh of itskind, will act as a foundation for athletes to prove their abilities onthe long road to the Paralympic Games in Brazil in 2016.
Inthe last ASEAN Paralympic Games, held in Indonesia in 2011, Vietnam won43 gold, 42 silver and 62 bronze medals, ranking fourth overall.-VNA
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