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Agencies face budget cuts if power bills rise

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  • Writer: Chatrudee Theparat & Pradit Ruangdit
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The cabinet Tuesday told state agencies to get serious about saving energy, or face budget cuts. 

State agencies will have their budgets for the next fiscal year cut if their power bills rise by more than 15 per cent on last year, ministers decided.

Energy Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal last week warned that Thailand could face an energy shortage when Myanmar reduces its gas production in April for annual maintenance work.

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