President Nasheed opens SIMDI Trade Show
The trade show being held at Kurumba Maldives features a huge range of innovative products of SIMDI Company and is attended by a number of international suppliers.
SIMDI Company is a distributor of products of international brands both to resorts and to local consumers.
In his opening remarks at a ceremony held at Kurumba Maldives on Thursday morning, President Nasheed reaffirmed the government’s commitment to develop private sector.
He said the government considered businesses and private investors as the development partners, and private sector was at the heart of government’s development policies.
The President also reiterated his belief that it was “not the business of the government to be in business.”
Rather, he said, the function of the government was to regulate and assist the private sector.
Speaking on the tourism industry, the President said tourism sector was recovering from the recent global economic downturn, and the success and resilience of the tourism industry was due to suppliers and logistics companies such as SIMDI group.
Highlighting the government’s tourism development policy, the President revealed the government’s intention to focus on developing mid-market tourism. He said the government was working to set up the legislative framework to enable the development of mid-market tourism in the Maldives.
President Nasheed also thanked the Chairman of SIMDI group, Mr. Ibrahim Didi, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Shakeela and all the staff of the group for the excellent work in staging a world class exhibition.
In his remarks, the Chairman of SIMDI group, Mr. Ibrahim Didi thanked the President and his government for their relentless efforts to promote the private sector in the country and pledged his support for the administration.
Mr. Didi also thanked his wife and partner, Dr. Shakeela, who was unfortunately unable to attend the trade show.
Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed and other senior officials of the government also attended the ceremony.
According to SIMDI, they had hundreds of businessmen and traders visiting the trade show and hopes that it will boost their business operations in the coming years.
SIMDI is a trading company based in the Maldives, with its roots dating back to the early 1970s. It deals in reliable, quality products and supplies international brands to the Maldives.
For more information, please visit the group’s official website: www.simdi.com