TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Bank Indonesia’s representative in Bali called on the banking industry in the island to secure cash availability at auto teller machines (ATMs) during the Lebaran and Galungan holidays.
“I called on banks to fill in the ATMs with cash during the long holiday on July 15 to 22, 2015,” Dewi Setyowati, the head of BI representative office in Bali said on Sunday, June 28, 2015.
BI of Bali Province has anticipated demands on cash during the religious holidays; Lebaran, Galungan and Kuningan; that will be celebrated on the same week in July. The central bank previously predicted that the demands on cash in the island would reach Rp3.8 trillion (US$292.3 million).
However, Dewi declined to reveal the amount of cash prepared by the central bank and ensured the availability of cash that was increased by 16 percent compared to last year’s.
The central bank has coordinated with 13 commercial banks and 13 rural banks (BPR) to serve demands for small bills.
“There are 78 counters in Bali Province. People can go to closest bank on Tuesday and Thursday, starting from 09:00 to 12:00, Central Indonesian Time,” Dewi said.
Banks will also provide mobile counter at Renon Field on June 28, 2015 and July 5, 2015, starting from 06:00 to 10:00, Central Indonesian Time; and at Puputan Field on July 6 to 10 2015 and July 13, 2015 from 09:00 to 12:00, Central Indonesian Time.