WORLD Bangladesh reschedules office time


Bangladesh reschedules office time


19:55, October 31, 2022

DHAKA, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- The Bangladeshi government on Monday has again rescheduled the office time from November, following the previous change which was due to a power crunch.

Photo shows 1320MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant in Patuakhali, Bangladesh on March 21, 2022. (Photo: Xinhua)

The decision was made at a cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam told journalists.

He said government offices and autonomous institutions will open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. instead of the seven hours from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The new schedule will take effect on Nov. 15, said the official.

He said the Supreme Court, Bangladesh Bank, and school and college administrations will set their own schedule.

In an apparent bid to save electricity and ease traffic gridlock, energy-starved Bangladesh in August reduced government office time by one hour.

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