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Ministry of Tourism Announces EIFEC Compliance Officer Training Programme

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Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with EIFEC has announced the ‘Compliance Officer Training Programme’ for guest houses.

Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the European Institute for Export Compliance (EIFEC) and The Maldives National University (MNU) has initiated a ‘Compliance Officer Training Programme’. The program is on the implementation of EIFEC compliance standards in tourism industry businesses.

According to the Ministry of Tourism, EIFEC in collaboration with MNU and the University of Turin (UNITO) targets to train over 800 Compliance Officers from guest houses and local councils. Furthermore, The programme for the councils will be conducted in association with the Local Government Authority (LGA). Moreover, the training programme targets to implement EIFEC’s global initiative of Compliance to “Vaccinate your Business”.

Initiating the ‘EIFEC COMPLIANCE OFFICER TRAINING PROGRAMME’ for guest houses and councils is one of EIFEC’s early contributions to the Maldives’ efforts in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic in a way that would ultimately be beneficial to the Maldivian economy.

A statement by the Ministry of Tourism read.

Tourism Ministry announced the programme in a virtual press conference attended by Minister of Tourism, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom, Mr. Charles Giacoma, Director-General, EIFEC, Ms. Fezlyn Saleem, Executive Director, EIFEC, Dr. Aishath Shehenaz Adam, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), MNU and Dr. Raheema Abdul Raheem, Dean of Research, MNU. Furthermore, tourism minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom Mausoom said in a tweet that the initiative will make Maldives one of the safest tourism destinations in the world.

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The ministry of tourism further revealed that the training will be conducted online and in sessions of 2 hours per day for a duration of 5 days, totaling up to 10 hours. Upon completion, the participants also receive a certificate by EIFEC in association with MNU and UNITO. In addition to that, The training of the Compliance Officers remains scheduled to start on 21st October 2020.

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