Four automated centers for correspondence sorting - in Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Lviv and Nikolaev - are planned to create during realization "Concepts of a state program of development of a mail service for 2009-2013" which was approved on January 14 by Cabinet of Ministers. Creation of such here automated centers considerably will reduce delivery period of letters as now almost all mail passes through Kiev. However the source of funds for construction of these centers in the program isn't specified, writes www.ukrrudprom.ua
If to speak about the program, it provides automation of work of "Ukrpochta" and her entry into the new markets - the express - deliveries and direct mail. In one of the most successful companies of this sphere - Deutsche Post - the chosen direction consider successful. Similar reform is realized now by "Russian Post".
The state enterprise of a mail service of "Ukrpocht" occupies 95,5% of the market of mailings. Provides services of money transfers, deliveries of letters, parcels and periodicals. For October 1, 2008 15344 points of communication, from them more than 10 thousand - in villages worked. The revenue in 2008 made 3,997 million UAH (+32% by 2007), net profit - 31 million UAH (+81%). Profitability - 0,8%.
However income gained by the post operator, doesn't give the chance to invest in development, and the resource of the enterprise is used inefficiently.
Service the express - deliveries will be until the end of the year entered: the cost of departure of the letter will depend on delivery period. Unprofitable points of communication intend to replace (every third) on mobile (about 300 post offices in villages will be closed).