Myanmar celebrates 2022 World Post Day


Today is the 148th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), which comprises 192 member countries and is the only world postal network with over 600,000 post offices around the world, and digital technology and ICT development have positive effects on postal services of the world, said Union Minister for Transport and Communications Admiral Tin Aung San during the ceremony of the 148th anniversary of World Post Day yesterday.
He then talked about the increasing incomes in postal services for applying Value Added Services after transforming into Postal Modernization from Traditional Post with the help of ICT and digital technology.
He also said the theme of UPU is Post for Planet emphasizing natural environmental conservation. It can also reduce carbon emission and fuel usage as Myanmar Post Office under the ministry use E-bikes in postal services. The Myanmar Post changes its services with Postal Modernization and publishes special stamps marking significant days and occasions.
Then, the director-general of the Post and Telecommunications Department explained the holding of the ceremony and the director of the department read out the message sent by the director-general of Switzerland-based UPU and played the video clip marking the World Post Day.
Afterwards, the Union minister presented awards to the winners of the 51st International Letter=Writing Competition of (local) yorth under 15. After the ceremony, the Union minister cordially met the attendees and took commemorative photos with the officials and recipients of awards.
The UPU member countries celebrated the 148th UPU Day and Myanmar held the ceremony starting in 1986. — MNA

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