At the launching ceremony of the centre (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Post Corporation (VNPost) on September 1 launched an international post centre under the Hanoi Post Office at the Noi Bai International Airport in the capital city.

The centre, which is among projects to mark the 71st anniversary of Vietnam’s post sector, is designed to group and synchronise activities of delivering and receiving mailers, and handling import-export procedures for international postal services.

It also aims to enhance the professionalism, effectiveness and quality of international postal services, contributing to implementing the sector’s commitments to the Universal Post Union (UPU), the World Customs Organisation (WCO), and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Do Ngoc Binh, Chairman of the VNPost Board of Directors, said that in order to respond to the Government’s policy on renovating, developing and modernising the post sector, VNPost has set up international post centres in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

The newly-launched centre is the largest of its kind in the northern region, which performs the task of exchanging international mails, mailers and parcels with the UPU community.

Its functions also include exploiting postal services from and to Vietnam as well as delivering and receiving incoming and outgoing packages directly to and from airlines. It will also conduct security inspection on mails and parcels in the future.

According to a VNPost representative, the corporation will set up a system of post centres across the country. Together with three major centres in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City, the firm is investing in 23 others in different provinces in an effort to modernise the country’s postal services.-VNA