Ramadhan timings for offices announced

MUSCAT: Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidy, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and Chairman of the Civil Service Council, issued a decision on Sunday declaring that official working hours at the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state’s administrative apparatus during the holy month of Ramadhan will be from 9 am to 2 pm. Ramadhan moon-sighting will be announced by the authorities concerned.
The minister extended his heartfelt greetings and best wishes to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos on this blessed occasion, praying to the Almighty Allah to protect His Majesty and grant him good health, happiness and long life and for the return of this and similar occasions on His Majesty for many years to come, the Omani people and the dear country further progress and welfare under His Majesty’s wise leadership and blessings to all Muslims.
Meanwhile, Shaikh Abdullah bin Nasser al Bakri, Minister of Manpower, issued a decision reducing the working hours in private sector companies and establishments for Muslims during Ramadhan to six hours per day and 30 hours per week.
All employees in the private sector extended their greetings and best wishes to His Majesty the Sultan on this blessed occasion, praying to the Almighty Allah to protect His Majesty, grant him good health, happiness and long life and for the return of this and similar occasions on His Majesty, the Omani people and all Muslims with blessings and wellbeing. — ONA