Offices and government agencies to be temporarily closed

national January 10, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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A number of offices, public and private, will be temporarily closed on January 13, to avoid adverse impacts from the "Bangkok shutdown".

Here are some of the offices that will be closed on the day. 

Energy Ministry, of which headoffice will remain open on January 13, said all 93 fuel stations and 17 gas stations within the 2-km radius of 7 rally sites would operate as usual 

Commerce Ministry will close the headoffice in Nonthaburi on January 13. The situation would be reviewed on a daily basis. 

Finance Ministry will close office on Rama VI Road on the day, allowing officers to walk from home. 

Government Housing Bank will temporarily close the branch at the Government Centre on Chaeng Wattana Road. Customers are advised to use services at nearby branches like the counters at Big C Chaeng Wattana. 

Education Ministry announced that 208 schools will be affected from the shutdown, involving over 200,000 students and teachers. 

Thammasat University is cancelling classes at its Tha Prachan Campus during January 13-15, fearing possible dangers from the "Bangkok shutdown" to lecturers, employees and students. At the campus, only those in charge of security and utilities and those with special assignments will work during the period, the university said in an announcement signed by acting rector Somkid Lertpaitoon. Meanwhile, deans of each faculty at the Rangsit Campus will determine if classes should be cancelled. 

Chulalongkorn University will also cancel classes during the three-day period. All gates facing Phyathai Road will be closed. 

Bangkok Airways will close its head office and ticket office on Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road during January 13 - 15 January 2014. In an announcement, it said reservations during the days can be made via Bangkok Airways’ 24-hour Call Centre 1771,, or at Bangkok Airways Ticket Office, Suvarnabhumi Airport located on the 6th floor. 



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