Iran daylight saving time (DST) draft underway

Alexander Krivenyshev, info at
Fri Mar 16 13:05:31 UTC 2007

Here is news about possibility of using DST in Iran, starting March 21, 2007.


Friday, March 16, 2007 - ©2005 
LONDON, March 16 (IranMania) - Parliamentarians have prepared a double-urgency 
draft on daylight saving time based on which the government will be obliged to 
change the timings by an hour at the start of spring and autumn. 

According to IRNA, 37 parliamentarians presented the draft to Majlis Presiding 

The draft referred to the successful experiences of the past and reports of 
Majlis Research Center about the economic advantages of changing the time at 
the beginning of spring and autumn. 

MPs have proposed that the formal time in the country be adjusted forward by an 
hour early spring (to start March 21) and retracted in autumn by an hour. 

Earlier, Energy Minister Parviz Fattah said the government is opposed to 
changing the time. 

Daylight saving time (DST) is the convention of advancing clocks so that 
evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. 

DST can save energy by substituting summer afternoon sunlight for electrical 
lighting. Consequently, it influences the economy and traffic accident rates.

Alexander Krivenyshev
New York, NY

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