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User-friendly Postcode Directory Launched

Date: September 12, 2014
Domain:Public Utilities; ICT
Persona: Citizen; Government
 

GIS – September 12, 2014:  A user-friendly directory of postcodes, prepared by the Mauritius Post Ltd for reference by staff of post offices and members of the public, was launched yesterday at the Gallery Nicolas Lambert, Postal Museum, Port-Louis Waterfront.  The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Mr Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum, was present on that occasion.
 
A postcode, an essential part of the addressing system, is used by postal operators to facilitate and automate sorting and forward postal items.  It also provides an efficient and timely mail delivery service.
 
The public will be able to consult the directory on the website of Mauritius Post Ltd where a soft version will be posted.
 
The Postcode project
 
The postcode project was implemented on a pilot basis, from January to March 2012, at Lallmatie, Bon Accueil and Brisée Verdière.  The replication of the postcode was subsequently effected in other localities across the island.
 
The process is now complete, with the project going nationwide on 15 August 2014.  348,500 Postcode Information Cards have been distributed to households in Mauritius across 130 Village Council Areas, 5 Municipal Council Areas comprising seven towns and 1,450 sub-localities.  In Rodrigues, 14,800 households across 160 sub-localities have received their postcodes.
 
It is recalled that the postcode is an important tool of work for delivery for postmen in the sequencing of letters.  It is also an essential location element for the prompt intervention of emergency services such as the police.
 
Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius. Email: gis@mail.gov.mu Website: http://gis.gov.mu
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