Following the expansion of its parcel and postal services, the Pyapon post office in the Ayeyawady Region, operating under Myanmar Post, was able to generate more income in the 2017-2018 financial year, exceeding expectations, a spokesperson said.
For the convenience of Myanmar families living abroad, the Pyapone post office is offering express services to 102 countries and regular parcel services to 32 countries.
In the 2017-2018 FY, the Pyapon post office saw an increase in the number of international parcels compared to the previous years. This helped the post office earn more income in the last fiscal year, said Daw Moe Thida, head of Pyapon post office.
The post office earns Ks2,000 for the delivery of a local parcel, while it can earn more for the delivery of international parcels.
Officials said sometimes restricted medicines and illegal drugs were found concealed in the postal parcels, and thus officials had to urge clients to check the list of restricted items before sending postal parcels overseas, and reduce possible disputes between post office and clients.
Aung Win (Pyapon)