Postcode book for townships in Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw issued, ambassador appointed

An event to issue postcode book for townships in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw was  held yesterday at Yangon General Post Office.   Photo: Phoe Khwar
An event to issue postcode book for townships in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw was held yesterday at Yangon General Post Office.  
Photo: Phoe Khwar

An event to issue postcode book for townships in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw and appointing ambassador for postcode endorsement was held yesterday at Yangon General Post Office, in collaboration between the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Myanmar Post, under the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung attended the event. Officials from the Myanmar Post and JICA Myanmar office were also present.
The postcode book was issued once in 1980 and 2011. However, the public still lacks postal code knowledge. The book is developed by the Myanmar Post and issued by the JICA.
“Previously issued books provided only the code number of the post office. Only the post office staff can understand the code number of their offices. The public cannot easily trace the origin of the post office through the mail. They will understand this only if they enquire it at the nearest post office. The updated postcode book can help people find easily from which office the mails come, through their address. It states postcodes of the villages, village tract, wards, townships in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw”, said U Khan Aung, managing director of the Myanmar Post.
The JICA, since 2016, has been carrying out a project for improvement of postal operations, providing technical training. The issue of postcode is a part of that project, said Masayuki Karasawa, chief representative of JICA Myanmar.
Postcode helps sort the mailing easily. This being so, accurate postcode is a must for postal service in order to arrive correctly to the designated address. Labelling postcode on mail minimizes risk for loss and facilitates the mailing. It will prevent from sending the wrong address. Postcode is the basic of postal operation. The aim of issuing postcode book is to facilitate postal service, he continued.
At the event, Mori Saki Win, a popular singer and actor in Myanmar and Japan, was appointed as ambassador for postcode. He will act as a friendship bridge for future cooperation between the two countries besides issuing postcode, said Mr. Masayuki Karasawa. JICA has plans to develop postcode book for other towns.

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