Wednesday, October 31, 2012

DFA Encourages Public to Join the ASEAN-India Car Rally

31 October 2012 - Car rally enthusiasts and the general public are encouraged to participate in the 27-day ASEAN-India Car Rally from 25 November to 20 December 2012.

The event will be non-competitive. The organizers will shoulder the cost of airfare, fuel and basic board and lodging.

The rally aims to create public awareness about ASEAN-India relations, promote connectivity, demonstrate India's proximity with its ASEAN neighbors, and enhance trade, investment, tourism and people-to-people links between India and ASEAN member states.

The rally will begin in Yogjakarta, Indonesia, on November 25. The drivers will go through Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR), Thailand, and Myanmar. The last leg, which will be in New Delhi, India, is expected to be completed on December 20.

The participating Philippine team will be composed of four members using the vehicles provided by the organizers.

Interested parties may contact the DFA Office of ASEAN Affairs at 834-3755 or send an e-mail to Please look for Mr. Ralf Roldan, Principal Assistant, or Ms. Arlene Pascasio-Racho, Assistant. Deadline of applications will be on 5 November 2012. END.

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