Postal Service

The development of the Kingdom's economy has generated a massive increase in the volume of mail which the postal services have had to handle. In a continuing process of expansion, the Fourth Development Plan provided for five new central post offices (in the Holy City of Madinah, Abha, Buraidah, Jizan and Sakaka) to complement the three main postal complexes in Riyadh, Jiddah and Dammam. An efficient postal network now covers all the cities and villages of the Kingdom, with 478 main and 180 branch post offices.

In 2006, 858.1 million pieces of post were handled by a network of governmental and private post offices.

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