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Official launch of new Sharjah postal code system.

Dubai: The first phase of implementing the new postal code system in Sharjah has been launched.

The new postal code system aims to raise the efficiency of postal services in the emirate and will be linked to the geographical information system (GIS) as per international standards.

As part of the inauguration, Shaikh Khalid Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Urban Planning Council (SUPC), installed the first postal code sign on Thursday, signalling the implementation of phase one in Al Majaz 2, Sharjah, and officially launching the project.

The first phase of the postal code project, which is implemented by SUPC in collaboration with the Department of Planning and Survey and the Emirates Post Group, will cover Al Majaz 2 and Al Rahmaniyah 5.

The project will involve the installation of signboards designed in accordance with the address system and spatial guidance, as well as the postal code proposed by the Emirates Post Group that caters to the needs of the Postal Distribution Department to facilitate and expedite the process of postal distribution to the required locations across Sharjah.

"The postal code is a key factor to improve the level of services provided to the public," Shaikh Khalid said.

The postal code system will allow the community and all segments of society -- including emergency services, and other service sectors -- to use it in a simplified manner that helps them easily identify their destinations and the city's streets and roads in a very short time.

The SUPC has launched a mobile app for Sharjah's postal code system to provide easy and accessible services to everyone. The app will enable its users to know the postal code through maps, and will allow them to receive the postal code along with the area's maps. It also adds the user to the list of contacts, so as to identify his or her place easily in the event of frequent visits to the same area.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
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Date:Apr 19, 2015
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