KUCHING: Postal services in the rural areas and remote parts of the state have improved following the implementation of the Sabah and Sarawak Postal Services Transformation Plan.
Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Jailani Johari said to date, the transformation plan rolled out five years ago, has helped to improved mail delivery service in the rural areas in Sarawak, which has reached 60 per cent in terms of coverage.
The percentage, Jailani said, was a significant increase of postal services in the remote areas compare to 40 per cent coverage prior to the implementation of the transformation plan.
"I believed that postal services in Sarawak will enhance after the completion of the Pan Borneo Highway," said Jailani adding that the ministry was confident that mail delivery service coverage in the rural areas in the state could reach 86 per cent by end of this year.
The ministry and Pos Malaysia, he said, have invested RM18.64 million and RM7.93 million respectively to execute the transformation programme.