Authentic Maldives has opened their fourth outlet at Kuda Villingili Resort. This new outlet was opened by the Minister of Tourism, Dr Abdulla Mausoom.
At the opening event, the Japanese Ambassador, Her Excellency Ms Keiko Yanai also launched the official Authentic Maldives Website. The website is funded by the government of Japan under the UNDP Maldives Sustainable Economic Empowerment and Development for SME’s (SEEDS) Projects.
Other notable attendees included Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage, Ms Yumna Maumoon who was a special guest to this grand opening. Chairman of Kuda Villingili Resort, Dr. Mohamed Ali was also present.
Authentic Maldives is an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Development to promote genuine local products, which is being operationalized through the Business Center Corporation. The initiative was introduced in January 2020 with a vision to identify and nurture the most remarkable creative entrepreneurs in the country, help them embellish their craft and expose their talent to the global marketplace. Find treasures from some of the most untraversed areas in Maldives, the culture, and history. From sweet delicacies of the south to the craftsmanship of lacquer works of central atolls, and the meticulous wood craftsmanship in the north, you can be assured that each item has its own curious tale and an Authentic Maldivian behind it.