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Kuwait announces work hours for public sector during Ramadan

The Civil Service Commission in Kuwait has officially announced the working hours for public sector during the holy month of Ramadan, which begins in two weeks.

The work hours would be reduced to four and a half hours (9.30am to 2:00pm) at the following departments:

Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Information, Public Authority for Housing Welfare, Kuwait Ports Authority, Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources, Public Authority for Youth and sports, Environment Public Authority, Public Authority for Industry, Public Authority for Minors’ Affairs, Customs General Department, Kuwait Fire Services Directorate, Kuwait Credit Bank, Zakat House, Kuwait Municipality, Civil Service Commission, and National Council of Culture, Arts and Letters.

The remaining state departments would work from 10am to 2.30pm in the remaining state departments.

As for private sector, the Labour Law number 6/2010 indicates the work hours during Ramadan, and needs to be shortened to 36 hours a week, or six hours a day.

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