Postal services are available again in Haláp. The Post Partner Office was opened by Mayor of Debrecen László Papp, the President of the Hungarian Postal Service and the President of the Hungarian Postal Service. East-Hungary Directorate of the Hungarian Postal Service Béla Szőllősi and municipal representative István Kovács on 11th of October 2023.
“It is a great pleasure for me that we can offer a very good solution to a problem that has arisen in the past year for the people living here,” László Papp said.
He recalled that last year, due to the energy crisis, necessary decisions were taken in many areas to cut energy costs. He said that in the local government system, too, the sudden surge in energy costs had led to the closure of swimming pools, sports facilities and other measures.
“Last year, in view of the energy crisis, the Post Office took several measures that also affected Debrecen. As a political community and city administration with a sense of responsibility for the city, we felt that this could not be a permanent situation,” the mayor said. He pointed out that Haláp is relatively far from the city centre, and residents have so far had to travel to Vámospércs to use postal services.
“Later today, we will officially inform the residents and the surrounding area that postal services have returned to Haláp. People living in the area will be able to access postal services and will be able to send and receive mail, parcels, other postal services and pay cheques through the Postal Partner service,” László Papp announced. He added that the construction of the post office cost 3.1 million forints, of which 2.6 million forints was provided by the municipality and the remaining amount by the Haláp association.
Béla Szőllősi, Head of the Eastern Hungarian Board of Magyar Posta Zrt., spoke about how the Hungarian Post is determined to become a 21st century service provider and to offer high quality services to its partners and customers throughout the country in addition to an economical and efficient operation.
“I know that the future of a municipality and the quality of life of its inhabitants is largely determined by its accessibility. That is why sending or receiving a letter or a cheque is part of everyday life. We know that in everyday life, it is important that these services are available locally, but we had to find a solution that was both efficient and economical,” he said. He said that the hundredth PostaPoint in the country will be inaugurated today, and in Hajdú-Bihar, there are five Postapartner offices in five municipalities.
Municipal representative István Kovács recalled that after the closure of the Haláp post office, they immediately started to think about how to make postal services available to the people of Haláp again.
Source and photo credit: debrecen.hu