By Sue-Ann Wayow
THERE will soon be no more use of lightpole numbers in addresses as the Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation (TTPOST) completed a new project to improve addresses.
The Address Improvement and Postal Code Implementation Project, commonly referred to as the S-42 Addressing Standard was completed on Wednesday and TTPOST held a launch at the Diego Martin South Community Centre.
The introduction of the S-42 System means all households within T&T now have a unique address, followed by a six character postal code.
Diego Martin was the final Regional Corporation to become part of the Address Improvement and Postal Code System, TTPOST stated in a press release on Wednesday.
Minister of Public Utilities Marvin Gonzales said, “At TTPost, the transformation has already begun. The Corporation has set ambitious targets and aims to transform its financial performance and customer service over the next three years through significant investment in people, technology and infrastructure, as it seeks to become the preferred delivery service provider for both domestic and outbound packages.”
Gonzales said the implementation of the S- 42 addressing system, would ensure a more efficient and reliable mail-delivery service, which was imperative to TTPost weening off Government subventions in these trying times.
He added all state agencies must go through transformations, and TTPOST was no exception.
Member of Parliament for Diego Martin Central Symon de Nobriga also spoke at the event.
He said, “It’s refreshing to see TTPost not only improve its core mandate, but the whole of the government will benefit. The final stage of the S42 takes T&T into the 21st century. The new Addressing system eliminates the use of light pole numbers, no more using parlour and bad dogs as landmarks, so thanks to TTPost for getting us over that hurdle.”
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Utilities Nicolette Duke, Director of the Board of Directors of TTPost Carol David, TTPOST Managing Director Francis Lucien Delpesh, andChairman of the Diego Martin Regional Corporation Sigler Jack also attended.