Market opportunities for the sale of Indonesian aircraft and helicopter products in Vietnam are increasingly wide open. As stated by Luong Thi Xuan, Director of GK WINTRON, who will hold the Vietnam International Aviation Exhibition (VIAE) 2019 on November 26-28, 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City.
Luong Thi Xuan explained that Vietnam is currently planning to build 23 new airports and needed many additional aircraft with ground equipment and personnel.
"Indonesia as a close friend of Vietnam is expected to take advantage of this collaboration opportunity," Luong said at a press conference session on Monday (8/12/2019), in Ho Chi Minh City. Later in 2019 VIAE PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) will be an honored guest.
The Indonesian Consul General in Ho Ci Minh City, Hanif Salim, said he was happy and proud of the trust given to PTDI as the guest of honor, after in 2018 successfully selling 3 NC212i aircraft to the Vietnam Air Force.
"This shows Vietnam's trust in PTDI as a world-class industrial company and for Indonesia as a friend and strategic partner in ASEAN," Hanif Salim said.
Furthermore, Consul General Hanif Salim hopes that participation in VIAE 2019 can approve PTDI's brand image in an effort to discuss the markets in Vietnam and the ASEAN region.
"Sales of strategic products such as planes and helicopters will support the Indonesia-Vietnam trade target of $ 10 billion by 2023," he added.
For information on trade volume between Indonesia and Vietnam in 2018, a very significant increase of 30% to $ 8.45 billion from $ 6 billion in 2017.
Meanwhile, as an invited guest of honor, PTDI sent R. Krisnan, Acting Manager of PTDI Business Development to prepare PTDI's participation in the 2019 VIAE.
Previously, R. Krisnan who was also accompanied by Heber Panjaitan, PTDI Helicopter and Aircraft Business Development Staff had coordinated with the company to explore selling PTDI products in Vietnam.