Maldives Post Limited is a 100% government owned company with a network of 14 Atoll Post offices and 170 agency post offices across the nation providing access to postal service in all inhibited islands.
Since the establishment of postal service in the country, over the course of 109 years of service, postal services witnessed different phases of development. Postal services have played a vital role as a basic communication medium in the country for many years. Today, Maldives Post Limited plays the role of National Postal Operator in the country as mandated by the Postal Law. The company operates in a competitive market facing great many challenges owing to the rapid changes being taken place in the communication market. This is mainly due to technological advancements and improvement in mobile communication. Maldives Post Limited is a privileged member of Universal Postal Union (UPU) since 1967 and is also a member of Asia Pacific Postal Union (APPU).
Maldives Post intend to provide customers innovative solutions through structural and operational enhancements based on our expertise and experience in managing complex postal networks. Maldives Post is indeed very keen on utilizing the latest technologies related to the product line to increase convenience.
Mail represents the core business for Maldives Post. Apart from the traditional mail services rendered, Maldives Post is widely engaged in the provision of financial services and other agency services. Much of our focus has been on improving and expanding the portfolio of our products and services in line with the changing needs of customers so as to form a platform for future growth
To meet customer’s changing needs by providing new and innovative products and services through friendly and knowledgeable staff and efficient networks.
To become a one-stop service centre with the provision of high quality mail service and other services at a standard and quality acceptable to all citizens and postal customers.
1. Provide basic postal services to all inhabited islands in line with the changing needs of our customers.
2. Ensure the postal service and other related services are at a standard and quality acceptable to all customers.
3. Diversification into related line of work to secure future growth and financial stability of the Company.
4. Ensure the smoothness in operations and create the desired culture and work environment to achieve Company objectives
5. Market the services provided by the Company to attain a deeper penetration into the market.
6. Develop the human resources to ensure the availability of expertise and skills to achieve Company goals.
7. To coordinate with other postal administrations in the global postal network for safer and reliable movement of mails.
Universal Postal Union
Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU), with its headquarters in the Swiss capital Berne, is the second oldest international organization worldwide.With its 192 member countries, the UPU is the primary forum for cooperation between postal sector players. It helps to ensure a truly universal network of up-to-date products and services.
In this way, the organization fulfils an advisory, mediating and liaison role, and provides technical assistance where needed. It sets the rules for international mail exchanges and makes recommendations to stimulate growth in mail, parcel and financial services volumes and improve quality of service for customers. (“The UPU” 2015, http://www.upu.int/en/the-upu/the-upu.html)
Maldives Post became a member of the UPU on 15th August 1967.
Asia Pacific Postal Union
The history of the APPU dates back to a postal roundtable held in Manila in 1961. At that meeting 18 countries met to draw up the Asian-Oceanic Postal Convention, which came into force on 1st April 1962. Thus the Asian Pacific Postal Union was born and in due course additional members have made it an inter-governmental body of 32 countries.
The APPU was based in Manila for the first 40 years of its history in recognition of the role played by the Philippines Government in its establishment. Since 2002 the APPU moved to Bangkok and the Director position was open to election by the member countries. The Director is chosen at the APPU Congress for a term of four years, with a maximum of two terms.(“Background” 2015, http://appu-bureau.org/appu/background/)
Maldives Post Became a member of Asia Pacific Postal Union, the organization of Asia Pacific Postal Union on 1st July 1982.