The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) says it will standardize postal services in the country.
Based on this plan, Communications Deputy Minister Sayed Ahmad Shah Sadat, said the post office will also be able to offer insurance, money transactions, water and electricity bill paying services online.
“By standardizing postal services, online services will be provided for transferring licenses, passports and other documents and materials,” Sadat said. “We can transfer money using postal services.”
As part of this plan, Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) will invest at least 10 million AFs from the communication development fund to boost the postal services in the country.
“We hope that the post office sends transparent proposals to ATRA and we hope that the project will be implemented under our supervision,” saidNajibullah Azizi, head of the authority.
Post office director Ahmad Wahid Wais said they are trying to address customers complaints about high prices of postal services.
“We understand the problems and know that the problems originate in heavy taxes. We have shared this problem with (Afghanistan) Customs Department and we hope the challenges will be addressed soon,” said Wais.
Statistics show that there are over 460 post offices around the country, but the services are not very good.
Post office officials however said they have earned more than 900 million AFs in the last two years and that their services are improving.