Working hours reduced in Oman during Ramadan
By staff - Thu Jul 19, 5:08 pm
Muscat: Government employees will work five hours a day while Muslim employees in the private sector will work six hours in Oman during the month of Ramadan.
Sayyid Khalid Bin Hilal Bin Saud Al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of the Royal Court and Chairman of the Civil Service Council, announced that the Moon-sighting for the month of Ramadan will be announced by the authorities concerned, according to the ministerial decision.
The working hours for Muslim employees at private sector companies and establishments will be reduced to six hours per day and 30 hours per week, according to a ministerial decision issued yesterday by Shaikh Abdullah Bin Nassir Al Bakri, Manpower Minister.
The Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, the Minister of Manpower and all government, public and private sector employees extended their greetings and best wishes to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Saeed on this blessed occasion, praying to Allah the Almighty to protect him and grant him good health, happiness and long life and the Omani people further progress and prosperity.
Meanwhile, July 23,Renaissance Day will be an official holiday for all government as well as private sector employees.
Source: Gulf News