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GMR Hyderabad inks MoU with Dubai Airports for wordwide distribution of COVID vaccine

Hyderabad: GMR Hyderabad and Dubai Airports signed an MoU to launch Project “HYDXB-VAXCOR” (Hyderabad to Dubai global Vaccine Corridor) for worldwide distribution of Covid-19 Vaccine from here.

DCGI on Sunday gave approval for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for India’s first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech International Limited and also to the Serum Institute of India’s Covishiled which was developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca.

The MoU was signed by GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIA) CEO Pradeep Panicker, GMR-Hyderabad Air Cargo CEO Saurabh Kumar and Dubai Airports Corporation EVP (Commercial) Eugene Barry at a virtual ceremony organized recently.

As per the agreement, GMR-Hyderabad and Dubai Airports will be according priority to the temperature sensitive vaccine shipments moving between GMR Hyderabad and Dubai Airports for further connections to various Continents as part of the “HYDXB-VAXCOR” and build this service offering as a key differentiator and value proposition for the Vaccine Customers and Logistics Stakeholders, GHIAL said in a release here on Monday.

This agreement will lead to the roll out of customised and simplified processes and infrastructural support to streamline the journey of Covid-19 Vaccine right from the manufacturing unit to the airport and hub logistics to delivery to end-customers.

As part of this joint initiative, Dubai Airports has identified GMR-Hyderabad as a key strategic Air Cargo Partner to leverage its Global Distribution Eco-system, while GMR-Hyderabad will leverage Dubai Airport as a key Strategic Collaborator towards facilitating the Global Vaccine Supply Chain with provision of Value Added Services for Vaccine Exporters and Imported from both the countries.

The Partnership also entails Technology Collaboration, under which both the entities will explore and work together on an Integrated IT Solution that will provide end-to-end Visibility including Shipment Temperature and Status Tracking for the Customers while Cargo is in Transit between HYD and DXB and during its onwards journey to various global destinations, the release said.

 

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