Thursday, 07 November 2013

Cabinet advices the President to permit eco-agro tourism in uninhabited islands that are under long-term lease

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In its meeting held on Wednesday, the Cabinet has advised President Dr Mohamed Waheed to permit eco-agro tourism in uninhabited islands that are under long-term lease. The Cabinet made this recommendation after discussing a paper presented by the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture.

Among the objectives of staring starting eco-agro tourism include:

  • provide maximum benefit of the natural beauty of islands of Maldives to the Maldivian people
  • find ways to secure funds to invest in the fisheries and agriculture sectors
  • promote local products
  • encourage sustainable agriculture
  • promote greater awareness on the natural beauty, the flora and fauna of the Maldives

At yesterday’s meeting, the Cabinet also advised the President to establish a Fisheries Promotion Board. The Fisheries Promotion Board would facilitate the expansion of local fish and fishery products into international markets.

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Republic of the Maldives

Website: www.presidencymaldives.gov.mv

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