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16 May 2018, 15:17

Drones to deliver mail in Belarus

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MINSK, 16 May (BelTA) – Drones will be used to deliver mail in Belarus, BelTA learned from Belarusian Communications and Informatization Minister Sergei Popkov as the 2nd Belarusian ICT Summit opened on 16 May.

The official noted it is necessary to continue developing information and communication technologies in Belarus. Sergei Popkov noted: “Vigorous efforts will be poured into developing drone-based systems. About 100 drones already deliver mail in Kazakhstan. It is a very interesting project. Since the bridge over the Pripyat River [in Zhitkovichi District, Gomel Oblast] is no longer functional, delivering mail is not easy in that area. We are going to use drones to deliver mail in such critical locations.”

The communications and informatization minister reminded that the technological modernization of the state-run mail company Belpochta will be finished by the end of 2020. “We are talking about mail services for logistics, online trade, and the financial system. The company performs social functions among other things today,” noted Sergei Popkov.

The 2nd Belarusian ICT Summit includes a plenary session and panel sessions dedicated to various technological trends. The number includes broadband access technologies, Internet of Things, cloud computing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality, blockchain technology, 3D modelling and visualization technologies, information security. The summit is part of the 25th international forum on information and communication technologies TIBO 2018, which will last through 18 May.

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