Ukrposhta's Mobile Branches project should transform the post office in remote settlements and allow its residents to receive comfortable and modern services.
This was stated by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal during the official presentation of the new cars of Ukrposhta's mobile offices, which took place on Wednesday, August 5. The event was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine Oleh Uruskyy, Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklii and Ukrposhta General Director Ihor Smilyansky.
According to the Head of Government, there are more than 13 million people living in remote settlements in Ukraine, and the post office is the place where they can get the necessary services.
"Mobile offices will deliver mail, medicine and food to people. There one can pay for utilities or get orders from online stores. "This project, the Diia, CASPs in each community are all part of the Government's strategy, which should reduce bureaucracy and increase the confidence of Ukrainians in the state," said Denys Shmyhal.
The Prime Minister also noted that the project of mobile offices implemented by the Ukrposhta has a positive impact on the economy. "Such a project creates jobs and supports the national manufacturer because the retrofitting of these cars is based on one of the Cherkasy enterprises. By the end of this year, there should be 630 such cars, and next year – 2,000," said the Prime Minister.
Denys Shmyhal added that cars of mobile offices will serve each settlement according to the schedule depending on the needs of the population. To villages with a population of up to 100 inhabitants - once a week, up to 500 - twice, up to 1200 - three times, more than 1200 - four or five times a week.
The mobile post office is a full-fledged postal service covering small villages and urban-type settlements with a population of up to 2,000. Mobile offices are needed so that residents of even the most remote and smallest settlements of Ukraine receive all the postal, logistical and financial services they need, as well as get medicines delivered.
On April 10, 2020, Ukrposhta signed a financial leasing agreement with PUMB bank for the purchase of 500 Fiat Doblo Maxi cars for mobile offices worth almost EUR 8.5 million.