National Electronics and
Computer Technology Center (NECTEC))
National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
Ministry of Science Technology and Environment (MOSTE)
The Y2K Center works in coordination with other specialized groups at NECTEC to
fulfill its responsibilities, classified into 4 groups of activities :
- Secretarial office for Y2K-NCC and Y2K-SOS.
- The Awareness and Public relation working
- The Assessment Working Group.
- The R&D and Technical Development
A summary of the yearly activities is as follows:
Awareness and Public relation activities
- Secretarial office of the National Y2K
Coordinating Committee and Super Critical Organization Subcommittee (Y2K-SOS)
- The Y2K-NCC meetings.
Organized three meetings for the Y2K-NCC since established. The important resolutions of
the Y2K-NCC are as follows:
- Set up polical guidelines for the
government sector to implement a Y2K plan.
- Set up a deadline for the ministry to
accomplish milestones according to the Y2K plan.
- Set up the Y2K Super Critical Organization
Subcommittee (Y2K-SOS) which is composed of 31 super critical organization in Thailand
including public utilities, banking, telecommunication, electricity etc.
- Adopt the use of a standard follow-up report
format for the Y2K remediation plan.
- Adopt the OECF load document to establish a
reserve fund for Y2K activities in the government sector for submission to the cabinet.
- Secretarial office of the Super Critical
Organization Subcommittee (Y2K-SOS)
The important resolutions of the Y2K-SOS are as follows:
- Divide the members into 4 subgroups
according to their similarity in function:
- Power and Energy.
- Telecommunication and Communication.
- Finance and Insurance.
- Public Orders.
- Set up a mode of exchange of information and
experience among members.
- Set up test procedures and test plans amongst
- Coordination with the Ministry of University
Affairs and the Ministry of Education in building up the Y2K Network Institute over the
- Arrange a visiting schedule of the D.PM.
as chairman of the Y2K-NCC to the super-critical organizations in order to follow up on their
remediation activities. The organizaions visited so far are: Telephone
Organization of Thailand (TOT), Communication Authority of Thailand (CAT), Bank of Asia,
Thai Airways International and the Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT).
The Assessment activities.
- Organized a National Seminar on "Year
2000: Policy and Implementation in the Government Sectors" on August 20, 1998. During
the first national Y2K seminar, the coordinating committee gave its policy statement on
Y2K remediation in the public sector. All government departments in Thailand were
invited to this meeting.
- An offical Y2K Homepage has been set up at http://www.y2k.nectec.or.th in order to publicize
the Y2K remediation activities in Thailand as well as to provide compiled
information, access to a database and tools, and communication facilities for the help desk.
- Published information documents and brochures
such as the Y2K Newsletter to be disseminated to the public. Currently more than 15 documents
have been published and released.
- Organized a Y2K seminar with the Federation of
Thai Industry (FTI) to raise awareness amongst members of the federation.
- Delegated more than 50 times an invited speaker to
other Y2K forums in the country.
- Coordinated with other media such as
newspaper and television to publize the Y2K information related to the public.
The acitivities in this group include:
- Released of questionnares to all
government organizations to make an inventory of all Y2K related error-prone equipment
and systems. More
than 250 government departments reported according to the questionnares.
- Developed a database containing all
the date gathered concerning verification and assessment.
- Coordinated with the Office of the Government
Auditor to develop a standard report form.
- Developed software for tracking the
implementation of Y2K projects in each government department
- Coordinated with other professional
associations and organizations dealing with the Y2K remediation activities in the private
sector, such as Thai Bank Association and the Securities Exchange of Thailand.
As of mid October 1998, 319
mission-critical systems within the different government agencies were reported. The cost for a total
renovation, including state enterprises, was estimated to be around 4,300 million baht.
The R&D and Technical Development
The responsibility of this working group are to do research and develop databases, tools
and techniques suitable for important equipment and systems, information to be released to the public
sectors. Activities done this far include:
- Development of impact analysis methodology
to evaluate the impact and risks.
- Development of an inventory of Y2K-compliant systems
for in-house systems examining purposes.
- Development of a status tracking system to
automatically report the status of Y2K remediation of equipment listed in the database