Kosovo will adopt a set of new zip codes on Tuesday in a bid to speed up postal deliveries which have been slow and arduous in recent years due to a lack of clarity over the U.N.-run provinces status.
Kosovos capital, Pristina, will now use 10000 as its new code instead of the old Yugoslav code of 38000.
The new codes were approved by the U.N. legal office in Kosovo, said Seremb Gjergji, spokesman for Kosovos Post and Telecom.
The officials hope the codes will offer more security and have economic spinoffs, Gjergji said.
Kosovo became a United Nations protectorate in mid-1999 after NATO air strikes forced Serbia to relinquish control.