There seems to be some excellent news for the Surtis as Indonesia has shown its interest in starting a direct flight to the town.
Consul general of the Republic of Indonesia, Agus P Saptono, had visited the Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) along with the Indonesian delegation on Wednesday. Saptono stated that Indonesia is keen to start out the flight service to Surat for the promotion of trade, commerce and tourism in the next few months.
“The government of Indonesia has given a go-ahead for starting direct flight connectivity to Mumbai and Delhi once the international flight restrictions are lifted in India. we’ve proposed to connect Indonesia with Surat for the business and tourism purpose,” said Saptono.
“In the educational field, both countries have developed a scholarship programme to assist students in Indonesia and India under the tutorial exchange programme. there’s an enormous opportunity for the textile traders in Surat for getting business opportunities in Indonesia,” added Saptono.
“This was first-time post-lockdown that any foreign delegation has visited the SGCCI. The consul general of Indonesia visited Surat and he has proposed to start out a direct flight between Indonesia and Surat. at present, Surat has an alone international flight to Sharjah. The consul general is going to be speaking with the Indonesian government for starting the flight services,” said Dinesh Navadiya, president of SGCCI.
“Bali in Indonesia is not only the tourism destination for Surti travellers, but it is also the business destination for the entrepreneurs from the textile and diamond sectors. we’ve urged the Indonesian representatives for starting direct flight connectivity between Surat and Bali to facilitate the business and leisure travellers from the town,” said Rohit Mehta, president of Indo-Thai chamber of MSME.