Egypt cancels daylight saving time

Ahram Online, Wednesday 20 Apr 2011

No summer time for Egypt as clocks stay put

The Egyptian Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, has endorsed a decree law canceling daylight saving time. Clocks would have gone ahead one hour from the last Friday of April.

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

In Egypt the standard time is GMT (UTC) + 2 and during the Daylight Saving Time, Egypt is GMT + 3. The DST had started at midnight on the last Thursday of April and ends on the last Thursday of September.

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