In quest about offering quick services to the expatriate,State Post Authority launches express parcel service via Internet [Archives:2003/641/Reportage]

June 12 2003

Mahyoub Al-Kamaly
The State Post and Saving Authority has recently kicked off a new project based on international parcel service system via the internet.
The system works locally, Arab and internationally. The system provides a facility for post offices administrations and persons for following up location of their parcels in any country in the world. This new system offers the expatriates and customers a modern service characterized by speed and comprehensive quality. It also involves express post services, postal parcels, ordinary post dispatches, international accountancy and watching distribution.
Yemen post authority has in this regard sought advice and help from experts from Tunisia and Morocco working in the world post union. Those experts helped install the system and train specialized staff to operate this system and thus Yemen has now become the fifth Arab country applying the system after Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Jordan and among 50 countries following this system.
The post authority has not added any extra costs to be born by those dealing with these postal services. The system's supply with equipment an preparing it for service cost $32 thousand in addition to payment of 10 thousand as annual subscription to the world post union in return for managing the system.
On the other hand the post authority is in the process of launching new postal stamps portraying Yemen's historical, archaeological and cultural aspects, in addition to youth activities and child creativities in world peace through their drawings.
The new postal stamps cover the following themes:
– Historical stamps that include four categories and postcards,
– Stamps depicting Yemen's participation in the world cup finals for the juveniles scheduled in Helsinki next August,
– Child creativity in drawings on environment and world peace,
– Yemeni folk costumes and others on old Sana'a to promote for Sana'a as capital for culture for the year 2004.
These postal stamps will be put into circulation in July or August this year.