BUSINESS – Japan assists in Burmese postal system upgrade

Japan is to continue providing help to Burma as it upgrades its postal system to include options such as money transferring in-branch and other ICT-based services, according to a memorandum of understanding signed on Tuesday, the Bangkok Post reports. Following an initial agreement in April 2014, experts from the Japan Post Service Company visited Burma with technical advice, leading to improved over-the-counter services and shortened delivery times, according to Burma’s Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry.