[tz] DST Change in Egypt April from GMT+2 to GMT+3

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at Shaw.ca
Thu Mar 9 16:30:02 UTC 2023

Facebook post Google translated:

- The Council of Ministers approved a draft law regarding the return of the 
summer time system. The text of the draft law came as follows:

“From the last Friday of April until the end of the last Thursday of October of 
each Gregorian year, the legal hour in the Arab Republic of Egypt is the hour 
according to the time followed, advanced by sixty minutes.”

which also does not state the times on those dates at which the changes occur!

Are there any official posts of the final law, preferably in French or English, 
under an official Egyptian government domain in Egypt .gov.eg. such as the 
official Egyptian gazette?

Unfortunately the Egyptian government has previously cancelled published summer 
time changes with little notice, when the laws were not published, due to 
disagreements between the PM, the Cabinet, and the Parliament, possibly causing 
hesitation to publish these changes until Egypt commits this time:


Interesting that it took MS 12 days to publish a Windows update, after Matt's 
reg update; no mention of how long until Android and iPhone updates; and Egypt 
incurred an $8M IATA fine, plus $2M loss by EgyptAir, and other costs of the 
economic chaos caused by the last minute cancellation:


IANA/ICANN should fine the CC TLD $1M/day for each day under 32 between the 
regulation, decree, or law being published and the day of the time change, and 
add $1M for each transition if they do not publish the time of day.
This management fee should be added to all CC TLD contracts.
Income could be spent reminding governments to plan time changes well ahead.
I'd split the royalties for the idea with Paul and ADO! ;^>

On 2023-03-07 12:38, Amir Ayad via tz wrote:
> Thanks for your feedback, please check below post from official page of 
> presidency of the council of Ministers:
> https://www.facebook.com/EgyptianCabinet/posts/638829614954129/ 
> <https://www.facebook.com/EgyptianCabinet/posts/638829614954129/>
> Also the same news was published in many newspapers as below:
>   * https://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/2831283
>     <https://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/2831283>
>   * https://www.youm7.com/story/2023/3/1/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%B5%D9%8A%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%83%D8%A7%D9%85%D9%84%D8%A9-%D9%84%D9%84%D9%82%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AD%D9%83%D9%88%D9%85%D9%89-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D9%88%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%82%D9%8A%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%8A%D9%81%D9%89-%D8%A8%D8%AF%D8%A1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D9%85%D9%84-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%B1/6100748 <https://www.youm7.com/story/2023/3/1/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%B5%D9%8A%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%83%D8%A7%D9%85%D9%84%D8%A9-%D9%84%D9%84%D9%82%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AD%D9%83%D9%88%D9%85%D9%89-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D9%88%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%82%D9%8A%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%8A%D9%81%D9%89-%D8%A8%D8%AF%D8%A1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D9%85%D9%84-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%B1/6100748>
>   * https://www.skynewsarabia.com/business/1601471-%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%82%D9%81-7-%D8%B3%D9%86%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B9%D9%88%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%82%D9%8A%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%8A%D9%81%D9%8A-%D9%85%D8%B5%D8%B1-%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B7%D8%A7%D9%82%D8%A9 <https://www.skynewsarabia.com/business/1601471-%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%82%D9%81-7-%D8%B3%D9%86%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B9%D9%88%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%82%D9%8A%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%8A%D9%81%D9%8A-%D9%85%D8%B5%D8%B1-%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B7%D8%A7%D9%82%D8%A9>

> Replied from tz at iana.org - please do not post to tz-announce at iana.org 
> Please review latest posts to see notice and discussion:
> https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/ 
> https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2023-March/thread.html 
> <https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2023-March/thread.html>
> and patches:
> https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/attachments/20230301/08c02899/0001-Egypt-now-uses-DST-again.patch 
> https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/attachments/20230302/c15164f6/0001-Max-max.patch 
> Please provide, if possible, a link to an official Egyptian government post, 
> source, decree, regulation, or law to validate that the legal change will occur, 
> which could speed up the release.
> On 2023-03-06 06:27, Amir Ayad via tz wrote:
>  > Kindly need your support to provide us with an updated TZ package as
>  > our Government in Egypt recently declared to start applying DST
>  > timings starting from *last week in April till last week in October*
>  > which will impact many Ericsson charging nodes.
>  > Accordingly we need this package the soonest to start implementing on our nodes.
>  > Thanks in advance for your usual support.

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