Riviera Maya, Q. R. — Mexico’s postal service will undergo a revamp with investments in new vehicles. On Wednesday, the Ministry of Communications and Transportation said 1,600 new motorcycles have already been distributed nationwide.
The Mexican Postal Service (SEPOMEX) is making a great effort to renew vehicles for the first time in 10 years with the delivery of 2,200 new units by the end of this year, said the Secretary of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT), Jorge Nuño Lara.
He says the new motorcycles and support vehicles delivered to operational personnel will improve the service throughout the country. Nuño Lara announced that $2.5 million USD was received from the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Service Quality Improvement Fund for the purchase of 107 hybrid vehicles and electric vans.
“With this modernization, the quality and speed of the services offered by SEPOMEX will be improved,” he highlighted.
He said a further step is being taken toward sustainability and the commitment to a more friendly future with our environment in compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals proposed by the United Nations.
Nuño Lara reported that last year, more than 92 million pieces of mail were delivered in the capital city (Mexico City) alone, a magnitude that reflects the capacity of the organization and the vocation of service of the portfolios and postmen in the capital, so that “with this act, we added 600 new motorcycles here in Mexico City.”
The General Director of SEPOMEX, Rocío Bárcena Molina, said that with the financing of the UPU, 20 percent of the vehicle fleet of this organization will convert Correos de México for the first time in history into a friendly, sustainable and green company.
With this fund, we will acquire three hybrid trucks, seven 1.5-ton electric vans and 10 electric minivans.