Foundation laid for Tourism Visitor Center in R. Atoll

Foundation stone being laid for the Tourism Visitor Center in R. Angolhitheemu. (Photo/Tourism Ministry)

The Foundation stone has been laid for the Tourism Visitor Center being built in R. Angolhitheemu.

The stone was laid at a special ceremony held on the island yesterday by Shehenaaz Abdul Raheem the widow of G. Keemaa Abdulla Rasheed, who passed away while in jail over the 2015 May Day protest.

The ceremony was also taken part by Tourism Minister Ali Waheed, Heritage Minister Yumna Maumoon and Mohamed Raaidh the Managing Director of Maldives Integrated Tourism Development Corporation (MITDC). 

The Tourism Minister stated at the ceremony that this center will entail the story and journey that Maldives took towards democracy. The Tourism Ministry also stated that this center would provide important information for students and that such centers will be built all over the country in the future.

The Angolhitheemu Tourism Center foundation was laid as part of the celebrations of World Tourism Day.