Representatives from Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), the Japan Post together with the Embassy of Japan successfully visited and conducted a two-day mission at the facilities of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) aimed at helping the postal service improve its mail dispatch and operations.

Japanese delegates met with PHLPost officials led by Postmaster General Luis D. Carlos. The visit is sponsored by the MIC Japan.

Japan is keen on collaborating with PHLPost on projects that would comprehensively carry out a broad range of activities to help improve the postal operations particularly at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) in Pasay City.

This will enable PHLPost to improve and optimized its mail delivery to meet the growing demand especially in e-commerce.

Japan has one of the best postal services and infrastructure in the world. Japan Post Co., Ltd. is a member of the Japan Post Group and operates approximately 24,000 post offices nationwide that provide universal postal, banking and insurance service.

The delegates from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan are Mr. Goto Akira, Deputy Director, Mr. Yamaguchi Hirohisa, Assistant Director, Mr. Hitomi Akihiko, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, Ms. Takachi Haruko, Executive Manager and Mr. Okada Naoto, Expert from Japan Post Co. Ltd.

Aside from CMEC in Pasay City, the Japanese delegates observed and studied mail dispatch and operations in Makati Central Post Office and Quezon City Central Post Office, two of the biggest post offices in Mega Manila.

According to Postmaster General Carlos, the output of the visit will help PHLPost increase its operational efficiency and will contribute to the Integrated Index for Postal Development Score of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in terms of Reliability.

“Our goal is to increase the ranking of the Philippines in the UPU from rank 4 to 6. To comply with this requirement, we need to increase the four (4) R’s, which is Reliability, Reach, Relevance and Resiliency”, he said.

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