Minister Says HayPost May Be Privatized

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenian Transport and Communication Minister Andranik Manukian said Tuesday that HayPost, Armenia’s Postal Service may be privatized.
HayPost was given to a Dutch company for trust management for 5 years and there is no obstacle to privatizing it, according to him.
Manukian said if the government will be pleased with the amount of investmen’s the Dutch company makes, if it respects all its contract commitmen’s and if the government finds that HayPost should be privatized, then it may do so, but he added that the government is not considering this option now.
Manukian spoke to reporters after he and Director General of HayPost Hans Boon officially addressed HayPost staff during a staff assembly Tuesday where HayPost’s upcoming yearly investmen’s and objectives were announced.
The HayPost staff meeting was followed by an official opening ceremony of another newly renovated post office located at 19 Komitas Street.
Boon said the opening of another set of post offices in 2008 will be one of the main objectives of the company and of the trust management to transform HayPost into a high quality postal and financial services institutions based on international standards.
According to Manukian, renovated post offices, which are satiated with modern operational technologies and retrained personnel will ensure that HayPost renders reliable and quality services, making HayPost a commercially viable company with an efficient and healthy IT network.

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