NewsJuly 30, 2019

Maldives Government unveils fifth tourism masterplan “Jazeera Raajje—Magey Raajje”

Maldives Government has unveiled the fifth tourism master plan “Jazeera Raaje—Magey Raajje” at a special function held at Dharubaaruge on July 29th evening.

The function which was hosted by the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) was graced by His Excellency President Ibrahim Solih.

While addressing the audience, President Ibrahim Solih highlighted the importance of the tourism industry to the Maldivian economy as it is one of the main sources of income to the country. The Government plans on leasing land areas in 11 different locations in the Maldives for tourism development.

He further stated that the fifth tourism master plan will increase household income in the coming years.

During the function, the Ministry of Tourism launched a special application for resort employees service charge and they also introduced a “Beach Scout” program which intends to improve the safety measure for guests.

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Ali Waheed stated that the Government plans to complete the Tourism Ministry inspections on tourist facilities before World Tourism Day.

“Currently, there are over 7% of women working in the tourism industry, and the plan is to increase the number of women working in this industry.” Minister Ali Waheed noted.

The Ministry of Tourism plans on hosting the tourism conference in celebration of the World Tourism Day on September 27th.