In the coming twelve months, the Romanian Post will invest EUR 17.8 million in view of doubling the number of computerized post offices from 1,200 to 2,400, which will allow the postal operator to provide financial and banking services and online utility bill payment services, Ion Smeeianu, General Manager of the Romanian Post, stated, as cited by Mediafax. At present, the national post operator has 5,680 units.
“In other words, postmen will have a POS and a portable printer at their disposal to collect bill payments. It hasn’t been established who will pay the commission related to this service – either the utility provider or the client,” Smeeianu explained. He added the company’s specialized team will handle the computerization of postal offices. “We will only purchase the IT and telecom support equipment through public bidding,” Smeeianu said. The General Manager of the Romania Post pointed out that the first Romanian Post franchise post office will be opened in two days in Gherghei locality (Bihor County). The owner of the franchise is Dumaflavione Impex. In addition, the Broker Posta Romana company became operational on Monday, December 9, following approval from the Trade Registry.
On a change of topic, Smeeianu announced that Adrian Apolzan, Corporate Affairs Manager at ING Bank, is the new Chairman of the CNPR Board of Directors.