Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid Monday inaugurated the new convention center established in Aa. Ukulhas.
Speaking at the ceremony held to inaugurate the center, Minister Shahid said the center would open up opportunities for businesses in Ukulhas, and will help in organizing future conferences in the Maldives.
"The establishment of this center will open up new options for Ukulhas, and new business opportunities are guaranteed. It has provided reassurance that conferences such as this can be organized and held in the Maldives", he said.
Speaking further, Shahid said Maldives can be developed through centralization and empowering councils by allowing them the opportunity to generate income for their islands.
The convention center was constructed by Amin Construction Pvt Ltd over a period of 25 days. This is the project that reached completion at the fastest pace. MVR 14.8 million of the MVR 20.8 million spent on the project was funded by an Indian government grant aid.