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Business Centre Corporation Limited (BCC) has opened an Authentic Maldives shop in CROSSROADS Maldives.
The Authentic Maldives shop was officially opened in CROSSROADS Maldives by Managing Director of SME Development Finance Corporation (SDFC) Ahmed Zeenad. He said that Authentic Maldives showcases high-quality Maldivian products, some of which are provided by SMEs that had taken loans from SDFC to start their business.
Also at the opening ceremony, Director of Authentic Maldives Mohamed Jaushan said that he expects the outlets to provide more opportunities for local businesses to sell their wares to the international market.
This is the second Authentic Maldives shop opened in a resort and the fourth outlet to be opened in total. The purpose of Authentic Maldives is to provide a platform where small businesses could market and sell their local products.
The first outlet of Authentic Maldives was opened at Velana International Airport (VIA) in January 2020. The second outlet was opened at Hulhumale’ Centro Mall in November 2020, followed by a third outlet in Male’ in March 2021. Authentic Maldives opened its first resort outlet at Kudavillingili Resort in October 2021.
Authentic Maldives is an initiative by BCC to promote the sale of local products. BCC was established in 2019 under the Ministry of Economic Development to promote and assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through the business centres established across the country.