Morocco to set daylight saving time from end of March to September
Morocco will annually set its clocks one hour ahead from the end of March to the end of September, except during the holy month Ramadan, the Government’s Council decided on Thursday.
The standard time will be resumed at 3:00 of the last Sunday in September, a draft decree adopted by the Government’s Council stipulates.
Speaking in this regard, Minister in charge of Civil Service and the Administration Modernization said that that daylight saving time will boost Morocco’s economic competitiveness through reducing energy consumption and facilitating transactions with foreign partners.
This timing, he said, would enable Morocco to save 140 megawatts at peak time, which in turn will have a positive impact on the environment and on the investments of Morocco’s electricity utility, ONE.
Rabat, March 08, 2012 (MAP)