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Daylight saving to be applied in Egypt starting Friday

Egypt will switch to summer time by adjusting the clock one hour forward, except during Ramadan

Ahram Online, Wednesday 14 May 2014
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Daylight saving time will be re-applied in Egypt starting Friday at 12am, according to an earlier statement by government spokesman Hossam El-Qeish.

Starting Friday 16 May, Egypt will switch to summer time by adjusting the clock one hour forward. The change will be lifted during Ramadan, however.

In April 2011, the cabinet headed by then-prime minister Essam Sharaf endorsed a decree cancelling daylight saving time.

Daylight saving time was first adopted in Egypt in 1988 as a way to reduce electricity consumption. The electricity and energy ministry later submitted a study to the cabinet revealing that implementing daylight saving time had no impact in this regard.

In Egypt, the standard time is GMT (UTC) + 2 and so GMT + 3 during daylight savings time.

 

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Mansour Khalil, California
15-05-2014 11:23pm
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Saving Electric Energy
In California, USA; the advance time one hour extends day time by one hour and save 3.5% of electric energy. For Egypt 6,000 megawatts it means about 200 megawatts. It is sad to see the reverse in Holy month of Ramadan.
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Aladdin, Egypt
15-05-2014 11:16pm
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Incomplete News reort
the report should include the estimated megawatts saving by extending Day time by one hour. Civilized socieites take advantage of extending day hours and save billions of dollars on electric power. This Friday at Mid-nite, you advance the clock to 1 am.
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francesco monaco
15-05-2014 07:51am
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first adopted in Egypt in 1988
"… first adopted in Egypt 1988 …" ??????????
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Alex
14-05-2014 06:32pm
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and when...
It's good to know at which time the switch to summer time will be. At 02 o'clock in the morning or at 17.26 in the evening ?
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14-05-2014 03:32pm
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Starting Friday 15 May????
It could hardly be more confusing! According at least to the rest of the world, coming Friday (after tomorrow) falls on May 16, not 15! It seems Egypt lives in its own time anyway...
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