The Tourism Ministry has agreed with the UNDP for the ‘Reimagining Tourism’ project valued at MVR 4.7 million to develop the local tourism sector of the Maldives.
‘Reimagining Tourism’ will focus on the development of culture, heritage, and integrated tourism.
The Tourism Ministry stated that the project will be organized in L. Atoll for a total of 18 months and will be expanded to other areas of the nation based on initial performance.
Tourism Minister Mausoom said that the project will bring a lot of benefits to the public directly and would see several amendments brought such as the inclusion of tourism zones or plots allocated in the development plans of islands. Women and youth will gain more opportunities under the program, he added.
UNDP Resident Representative to the Maldives, Akiko Fuiji said that the project will carry out objectives set out in the strategic action plan of the government to pave the way for sustainable development for the future.
Tourism Minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom signed the agreement on behalf of the Maldives while Ms. Akiko Fuiji, the UNDP country representative for the Maldives signed on behalf of the UNDP in a special ceremony held today.