CTT (Macau)

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Correios de Macau
Macau Post
Type Public agency
Industry Post, Philately
Founded 1884
Founders CTT
Headquarters Edifício-Sede dos Correios de Macau,
Largo do Senado,
Macau,
Macau
Area served Macau
Key people Lau Wai-Meng (Director)
Services Postal services, Philatelic services
Owners Government of Macau
Website www.macaupost.gov.mo
Correios de Macau
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Literal meaning Macau Post

Correios de Macau (CTT; Chinese: 澳門郵政; literally: "Macau Post"), formerly CTT Correios de Macau, is a department under the Government of Macau responsible for postal services.

The acronym CTT comes from the former name of the department in Portuguese Correios, Telégrafos e Telefones (meaning Posts, Telegraphs and Telephones), which is still the name of the Portuguese postal administration.

Headquarters of Macau Post

Postal History[edit]

Correios de Macau was founded in 1 March 1884 as a separate entity from China Post and a sub-member of the Universal Postal Union.[1] Prior to the transfer of sovereignty from Portugal to China in 1999, postage stamps bore the words REPÚBLICA PORTUGUESA ('Portuguese Republic' in Portuguese), but now bear the words MACAU, CHINA ('Macau, China' in Portuguese).

Services[edit]

  • Postal Services (1884-now)
  • Postal Savings (1917-now)
  • Operator of Telecommunication Services (1927-1981)
  • Regulator of Telecommunication Services and Radio Spectrum Management (1982-2000)
  • Radio Broadcasting Services (1933-1973)
  • Supervision of the Electric Industries Services (1928-1985)
  • eSignTrust - Digital Certificate Services (2006-now)
  • Communications Museum (2006-now)
  • Secure Electronic Postal Services (SEPS) (2008-now)

Post boxes[edit]

CTT post boxes are red in colour as was the case in Hong Kong before 1997. The boxes bear CTT's name in Portuguese and Chinese.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.macaupost.gov.mo/Contents/AboutUs.aspx?lang=en-US

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°11′35.9″N 113°32′24.7″E / 22.193306°N 113.540194°E / 22.193306; 113.540194