Ceremony held to sign the agreement regarding the introduction of local products at airport duty free shops – Photo: Mohamed Simau

Local products to be introduced at airport duty free shops

    February 20, 2014 - 7 months 14 hours ago
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An agreement has been signed regarding the introduction of locally produced items at the duty free shops, and new uniforms for staff at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.

The agreement was signed between Ministry of Economic Development, Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), and Sabah Cooperative Society; by Minister of Economic Development Mohamed Saeed, Managing Director of MACL Ibrahim Saleem, and Chairman of Sabah Cooperative Society Ahmed Faris Maumoon.

Sabah Maldives is a cooperative Society working for home based workers.

Speaking at the ceremony, Economic Minister Saeed described airport staff as ambassadors for the country, and urged them to prioritise presenting a positive image of Maldives to tourists.

He said that the ministry has designed a logo, which will be introduced soon, to indicate that the products are 100 percent ‘made in Maldives’.

Saleem highlighted that tourists often complain about the lack of Maldivian souvenirs, and said that this new project is also a step forward for Maldivian women who want to work from home.

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