News

Egypt’s President Cancels Daylight Savings

Egypt’s President Cancels Daylight Savings

cai-1024x679

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-sisi has issued a Presidential decree cancelling daylight savings.

The decision comes after a poll conducted by the government reportedly found that moving the clock one hour forward during summer was unpopular among Egyptian citizens, said the Presidency’s spokesperson.

“The decision was made in response to the majority of citizens who have been polled in this regard,” said a statement by the spokesperson to MENA.

The Egyptian President’s decision to cancel daylight savings comes after it was abolished in April 2011 and then revived in March 2014 to help ease pressure on Egypt’s energy sector.

The revival of the daylight savings time was seen by some as a fiasco, as in the space of three months, the clock moved back and forth four times.

Daylight savings was first introduced to Egypt in 1988. The practice is generally adopted across the world to save energy.

200 People Poisoned 'After Drinking Water' in Egypt
Providing African Refugees in Egypt a Brighter Future Through Soccer

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egyptian Authorities Order the Closure of Al-Balad Bookstore

Engy AdhamSeptember 24, 2017

State Institutions to be Moved to the New Administrative Capital By the End of 2018: PM

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 24, 2017

The International Finance Corporation to Invest $150 Million in Agriculture in Egypt

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 24, 2017

Egyptian Icon Oum Kulthum Featured in New Film Screened at Venice Film Festival

Samir ShalabiSeptember 24, 2017

Former Leader of Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Mahdi Akef Dies at 89

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 23, 2017

Forest Whitaker to Receive Career Achievement Award at El Gouna Film Festival

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 23, 2017

Egypt Ranks First in ‘Where to invest in Africa 2018’ List

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 21, 2017

Uber to Launch Public Transport Service in Egypt: Minister

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 21, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.