Nepal Bankers' Association. (Image for Representation)
KATHMANDU: Commercial banks have expressed their commitment to provide unhindered banking services to customers while implementing the week-long lockdown announced by the government.
The Bankers’ Association has decided to provide service by opening the essential branches of the banks to ensure facilitation of the complete utilization of the earnings of members of the general public at times of natural disaster.
The Association said the banks would make available adequate money through ATMs.
Bank branches without ATMs would be opened for limited time.
“The commercial banks’ branches will provide services like LC and treasury even during the lockdown period,” the Association said in a statement on Wednesday.
It also said that the bank branches would share the contact phone number of two authorized persons to the customers and the customers can also contact them in case they are in need of essential banking services.
Similarly, the Association has appealed to the customers to carry out transactions through digital banking system as far as practicable.
The government has declared a lockdown since March 24 to stop the spread of coronavirus infection.