ASTANA – Kazpost, Kazakhstan’s postal service, and BI Group, one of the nation’s largest investment and construction companies, have announced a joint pilot project to design a website for each building, according to an April 10 Kazpost press statement. The project is part of the introduction of new postal codes.
“Another small, but promising innovation from Kazpost! Do you think Kazpost is just a delivery [service] for letters and pensions? …Our idea is that these sites will become places for interaction between tenants and cooperative apartment owners (KSK). Thanks, BI Group, for the provision of pilot sites. Opportunities will be increased! [Kazpost] We change! And this is only the beginning!” said Kazpost head Bagdat Musin on his Facebook page.
According to the statement, the website addresses will be created based on http://newzipcode.post.kz. Residents will be able to find all the necessary information on its pages, such as contact details for service providers, to discuss issues with neighbours, pay utility bills and place ads. They will also have the opportunity to send online messages to the city administration and cooperatives of apartment owners.
To use the service, residents should visit www.post.kz. By clicking “new postal codes” and searching for the address, the button “open building’s website” will appear on the map. The individual will follow the link and complete a free registration. The last step is authorisation and clicking “receive resident’s status.”
Social network users are discussing the innovation. Most say the idea is a great one, but hope the information on the websites will always be up to date. Some think it is almost impossible to create such a page for every building in the city, let alone the country.