The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Eng. Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha, extended his thanks to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and to His Highness the Crown Prince – may God preserve them – on the occasion of the Cabinet’s approval of the postal system, indicating that this approval comes as an extension of the unlimited support and special care that The telecommunications, information technology and postal sectors enjoy them from the leadership – may God support them – with the aim of serving the country and achieving the welfare of the citizen.
He said: The objectives of the postal system are to develop the postal logistics services sector in a way that enhances and achieves the goals and objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, to enable a vibrant society, a prosperous economy and an ambitious and effective government country, and to create the legal and regulatory basis for the process of developing and developing postal and logistical services in line with the developments of the sector at the local level. And internationally, by taking advantage of global experiences in organizing postal logistics services to enable the Communications and Information Technology Commission to exercise its regulatory and supervisory role and meet the needs of beneficiaries and service providers, and achieve the desired economic and social returns for the Kingdom.
His Excellency explained that the postal system covers the major changes that have occurred in the sector with the change and acceleration of the sector and technology, and the emergence of new solutions in the sector that did not exist previously, which encourages and supports attracting investments and capital to the sector, stressing that the system aims to improve the experience of customers with the postal sector in The Kingdom, preserving rights, raising the level of the postal sector’s contribution to the national product, and ensuring a healthy environment that raises the level of competition among postal companies in the Kingdom.
Engineer Al-Sawaha stated that the system included 37 articles dealing with provisions related to licenses, competition, obligations and rights of service providers and beneficiaries, clearance of postal materials, responsibility and confidentiality, control and inspection, violations and penalties, as well as an explanation of the types of postal services and the nature of the role assigned to the Communications and Information Technology Commission.