India Myanmar 5000 kms International car rally to kick off on 29 January 2012

North East Federation on International Trade along with Assam Speed and Adventure Club will together organize the first India Myanmar Friendship Car rally in January. The Indo-Myanmar car rally will have about 200 participants and 55 cars taking part.

The main idea behind such a rally is to build bilateral relations between the two countries and to increase activities beneficial to both countries such as culture, tourism and trade. The rally will commence on January 29th and will end on February 9th with participants driving from Guwahati (India) to all the way to Yangon (Myanmar) and back.

Governments of India, Myanmar, Assam, Manipur and Nagaland are all offering their support to this rally which is in final stages of preparation. This rally is part of India’s Look East Policy and it is necessary to build ties and develop infrastructure and connectivity so that both the countries can benefit for such sporting events.

Speaking about the Indo-Myanmar rally, Mr R C Agrawal, Chairman, IMFCR, said, “We believe the car rally will definitely highlight the historical linkages in our efforts to re-establish the age trade routes connecting India and Myanmar which has assumed great significance in the current scenario and have greater significance in the context of Look-East Policy of the Govt. of India overland movement of people and goods between India and the entire nations of South East Asia.”

Indo-Myanmar car rally will have 75% Indian participants and 25% foreign participants. All the 55 cars that will be participating must be SUV’s. The tentative route for the International Car Rally will be Guwahati – Dimapur – Kohima – Imphal – Moreh – (Enter Myanmar) – Tamu – Kale Mandalay – Naypyitaw – Yangon – Piyay – Bagan – Monywa – Tamu –(Enter India) – Moreh – Imphal – Kohima – Nagaon – Guwahati.

Interested persons who are keen on joining the car rally are requested to contact the organizing Committee at: Office of the Organising Committee, Indo-Myanmar Friendship car Rally, House no.1, 1st Floor, Uday Path, R.G. Baruah Road, Guwahati -781024, Assam.

Contact numbers: +91- 98540 -79997, 94350 -16512, 98599 -18253, 89747-15100. One may also download application forms from –www.nefitindia.com or e-mail at indomyanmar.carrally@gmail.com