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Egypt Standard Time

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Egypt Standard Time

Egypt Standard Time is at UTC+2.

On 20 April 2015, The Egyptian government decided not apply summer time this year following a poll that has been held in April 2015 regarding applying DST or not. The government decided to making the necessary amendment to the laws and asking the ministers to work on a study to determine the probability of applying Daylight Saving time in coming years or not.[1] The ministry of electricity assured that the achieved electricity saving from applying summer time is not of any tangible effect.[2]

On 21 April 2011, the government of Egypt stopped using summer time. The standard time was used the whole year round, with no change in summer.

On 7 May 2014, the Egyptian government decided to use summer time starting from 15 May 2014, the third Friday of May, with an exception for the holy month of Ramadan.[3]

References

  1. ^ "No daylight saving this summer: Egypt's prime minister". 
  2. ^ "Council of Ministers Postpones Using Summer Time This Year".  (Arabic)
  3. ^ "Egypt's government to re-apply daylight saving time". 

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External links

  • Al-Ahram: Egypt's government to re-apply daylight saving time
  • Almasry Alyoum: Egypt to cancel daylight saving time
  • Time and Date.com: Egypt Abolishes Daylight Saving Time
  • Time and Date.com: Egypt re-introduces Daylight Saving Time
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