Qatar signs deal with UK’s Royal Mail…

Qatar’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology has signed a deal with British Royal Mail (BRM) to help modernise its postal services, it was reported.

Under the memorandum of understanding, Qatar Postal Services Company (Q-Post) said it would benefit from almost 500 years of experience at BRM.

Faleh al Naemi, from the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, said it would enhance services “for the benefit of individuals and businesses”, Gulf Times reported.

“This MoU will help reinforce our mutual co-operation in this field and modernise Q-Post towards providing high-quality postal services,” he said.

The partnership will work towards enhancing the skills and capabilities for Q-Post management as well as provide training for functional and technical skills of Q-Post staff, he said.

Postal services began in Qatar in 1950 with six staffers.

The government has been managing the postal services since 1963 with efforts being underway to modernise the facility in line with the developments in Qatar.

In 2012-13, Royal Mail, which was established in 1516, collected and delivered more than 1 billion parcels and 14 billon letters across the UK. Source: Arabian Business