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Banks, electricity agencies work to ensure smooth NY celebrations

Dec 30. 2019
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Banks and state electricity agencies have prepared to ensure that New Year celebrations will not be disrupted.

Thai Bankers’ Association chairman Predee Daochai said association members and related parties, including the National Interbank Transaction Management and Exchange, have prepared to ensure that digital banking services and related systems have sufficient capacity to cater to the expected rise in transactions during the celebration period.

He added that all related parties have monitored the situation before New Year will continue to do so after that.

He believes that next year all banks will continue to boost their digital banking services as more people prefer to carry out banking transactions online.

Meanwhile, Roengchai Khongthong, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) deputy governor, Transmission System, said Egat, together with the Metropolitan Electricity Authority and the Provincial Electricity Authority, are prepared to deal with any situation this New Year.

He spoke in his capacity as chairman of the committee tasked to improve electricity-system reliability of the three state electricity agencies.

Three of them have also prepared backup plans for any emergency and have staff ready to solve any service disruption on a 24-hour basis, he added.

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