Authentic Maldives opens their newest outlet at the Kuda Vilingili Resort, opened officially by the Minister of Tourism Dr. Abdulla Mausoom.
Moreover, this also marks the fourth such outlet opened by the state initiated souvenir and authentic Maldives products shop.
In addition to the government minister opening the new outlet, the official website of Authentic Maldives was also officially launched at the event, by the Japanese ambassador to Maldives Ms. Keiko Yanai.
The website is funded by the government of Japan under the UNDP Maldives Sustainable Economic Empowerment and Development for SME’s (SEEDS) Projects.
Furthermore, other notable attendees to the event included Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Ms. Yumna Maumoon who attended the event as a special guest while the Chairman of Kuda Vilingili Resort Dr. Mohamed Ali had participated as well.
Authentic Maldives is an initiative by the Ministry of Economic Development in order to foster and promote local talents. The initiative promotes authentic Maldivian products, arts and craft works while the venture is operationalized through the Business Operation Center.
The initiative was officially introduced in January 2020 by the government to provide a reliable platform and opportunity to promote their work and talent and grow their professional portfolios.