ALGIERS-- Algeria's Minister of Post, Telecommunication, Technologies and Digital, Houda-Imane Faraoun, has proposed at the 37th Administrative Council of the Pan-African Postal Union (PAPU) here Tuesday the creation of an African single smart post office.

"Algeria proposed the creation of an African smart post office through which a single African postal network would be set up," the minister said, adding that the new post office should "provide modern, unified and high-quality products and services".

The smart postal system, to be based on new information communication technology (ICT), will also make it possible for African countries to significantly improve their postal services at all levels, develop their postal networks and diversify their services, she said.

Based on estimates of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), Faraoun stressed that Algeria has a "significant" number of post offices, most of which are connected to optical fiber networks or satellite communication systems.

"More than 3,800 post offices are operational in Algeria, accounting for 32 per cent of the total number of post offices in the whole African continent."

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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