Tuesday, June 20, 2017

GMR Hyderabad International Airport commences mango exports to South Korea

Envisioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to increase the income of Indian farmers, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), which operates Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad announced it has started exporting mangoes to South Korea. RGIA also plans to come up with a dedicated perishables handling facility at the airport.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad has exported an initial commercial consignment of 2.5 tonnes of Indian mangoes for the first time to South Korea through its cargo terminal, which is operated by Hyderabad Menzies Air Cargo Pvt Ltd (HMACPL). With this, RGIA becomes the first airport in India to facilitate export of mangoes to South Korea directly from a farm-based infrastructure.
GHIAL and HMACPL teams have worked with the farmer community at Vizianagaram facility for developing a pack-house, creating markets, commissioning this project with requisite approvals from the government and exporting Suvarnarekha variety of mangoes to South Korea. Mangoes being a seasonal fruit of high demand, export volume to South Korea is expected to grow up to 10 tonnes per day for the rest of the season.
Commenting on the development, SGK Kishore, CEO, GHIAL said, “Hyderabad being India’s Pharma capital, Pharmaceuticals have had the lion’s share of exports out of RGIA over the years. We have been on a constant lookout for increasing our perishables export base. The initiative of mango exports to South Korea will go a long way not only in expanding our perishable exports base but also in strengthening our global footprint. With the current demand and regular feedback from the traders, we are planning to come up with a dedicated perishables handling facility at the airport soon.”
19/06/17 Gopanjali Roy/Media India Group