Azerpocht Receives Funds within State Socio-Economic Development of Regions Program
Azerbaijan, Baku, 6 March / Trend corr. S.Babayeva / Azerpocht state venture, at the Communication and IT Ministry of Azerbaijan, received AZN 3mln within the framework of the State program for socio-economic development of the regions in Azerbaijan for 2004-2008.
"The funds are directed to improve the postal services and will be spent for construction of new postal department in the regions," the State venture reported.
The list of premises which the organization is planning to construct and restore has not been specified so far. There is a need of AZN 28,000 for the construction of one department.
In 2007, some AZN 1.5mln was allocated within the framework of AZerpocht state program. Some 36 postal departments have been constructed at the expense of that fund. Construction of the rest departments were implemented at the expense of the funds of Communication Ministry.
Azerpocht consists of post offices, 2 post enterprises, 2 subsidiaries and 8 telecommunication exchanges, covering Azerbaijan's all cities, towns, villages and settlements, a total of 1.300 post-offices comprise the Production Association. Over 4.200 people are currently the employees of PA "Azerpocht".