The Hon.Deputy Prime Minister for The Bahamas, I. Chester Cooper,M.P.,and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation issued an announcement as we speak.
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is happy to announce that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Authorities of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas have executed a $10 million mortgage settlement to fund the Tourism Improvement Company’s Enterprise Incubation Facilities.
The undertaking consists of the development and rehabilitation of two-story amenities on New Windfall, Grand Bahama, and Exuma together with supply areas for excursions and excursions, ready rooms, and restrooms.
It should additionally embrace funding to assist roughly 50 small initiatives in New Windfall, 25 initiatives in Grand Bahama, and 25 initiatives in Exuma.
Minister of Tourism, Investments, and Aviation, the Honourable Chester Cooper, mentioned the mortgage will facilitate the expansion and enhancement of the nation’s tourism product whereas empowering entrepreneurs together with ladies, youth, and household islanders.
“These facilities will embrace offsite excursions and excursions, onsite experiential excursions and retailers in addition to native conventional meals and beverage shops, authentically Bahamian items and companies distributors in addition to artistic industries entrepreneurs, as we promised in our Blueprint for Change” Cooper defined.
“The general undertaking will contribute to the restoration and revitalization of Downtown Nassau and improve the entrepreneurship pool throughout the sector and create job alternatives to boost the tourism expertise, along with accelerating financial progress within the area.”
Cooper mentioned the Saudi Fund for Improvement is providing extremely enticing phrases, which notably embrace a five-year deferment on principal repayments.
He added that it’s the intention of the federal government to determine enterprise incubation facilities on different islands, together with Eleuthera.
The Ministry of Tourism, Investments, and Aviation entered right into a Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Arabia in December 2022 to create a unified technique to share mutual tourism funding alternatives alongside day-to-day experience in initiatives like sustainable tourism practices, administration of tourism amenities and the sharing of perception, information, and finest practices.