Making it a breeze to fly between Asean and India

Lack of air connectivity now seen hampering trade, tourism growth

Marketing manager Huynh Xuan Dung was also in India last month. The 37-year-old was in New Delhi for the first time for an Asean-India business expo to promote the fruit grown on his family farm in Vietnam. Students from Asean countries in India on a
Students from Asean countries in India on an exchange programme last month, during which they visited tourist spots like the Taj Mahal in Agra.ST PHOTO: CHARISSA YONG
Marketing manager Huynh Xuan Dung was also in India last month. The 37-year-old was in New Delhi for the first time for an Asean-India business expo to promote the fruit grown on his family farm in Vietnam. Students from Asean countries in India on a
Marketing manager Huynh Xuan Dung was also in India last month. The 37-year-old was in New Delhi for the first time for an Asean-India business expo to promote the fruit grown on his family farm in Vietnam.ST PHOTO: CHARISSA YONG

Mr Huynh Xuan Dung wants to export the milky star apples, juicy pomelos and pandan-flavoured coconuts that grow in his parents' farm in the south Vietnamese province of Ben Tre, in the Mekong delta, to India.

"I hope to come here more to seek more business opportunities to sell my fruit, so that I can actively grow the farm," said the 37-year-old marketing manager, who was in New Delhi for the first time last month for an Asean-India business expo.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2018, with the headline 'Making it a breeze to fly between Asean and India'. Subscribe