Morocco to switch back to daylight saving time on Saturday (GMT+1)

Morocco World News

Rabat, August 7, 2013

The Ministry of Civil Service and Modernization of the Administrations announced that the standard time of the Kingdom will be advanced sixty (60) minutes starting from Saturday, August 7, 2013 at two o’clock in the morning.

On the occasion of Ramadan, the Moroccan authorities decided to return to Morocco’s standard time GMT from July 7 at 3 a.m. The change comes under the Decree 2-12-126 of 26 Jumada I 1433 (April 18, 2012) and the decision of the Head of Government N.3-59-13 of 18 Sha’ban 1434 (June 27, 2013).

According to the Government, this decision aims to increase the competitiveness of the national economy by reducing the cost of the energy bill and to facilitate transactions with regional economic partners.

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