Cyprus Mail

Postal services mull drone deliveries

Drones are already used to make deliveries

Cyprus’ postal services are examining the use of drones as a means to deliver parcels in the future, a senior postal inspector said on Wednesday.

Although there is no timeframe as such in place, Sofronis Chartas, speaking to the Cyprus Mail said a study is in the works, evaluating the feasibility of the idea, how it would work in practice, its implementation and any security issues.

They are also looking to other countries that use drones for deliveries for comparative purposes.

One such example is the US, Chartas said.

For 2016, a sum of €50,000 has been allocated to the postal service’s budget to go towards the study.

The idea was showcased on Tuesday night when a package was delivered to President Nicos Anastasiades while he was inaugurating a new citizens’ service postal service in Nicosia.

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