Store closing times…an important decision for supermarkets, fruit and poultry stores

The Ministry of Local Development confirmed an exception Grocery stores Supermarkets, stores, and bakeries, taking into account the night activities of some stores, such as fruit and vegetable stores, poultry stores, wholesale markets, and pharmacies, taking into account the important services provided to citizens.

She explained Ministry of Local DevelopmentIn a statement today, Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly agreed to what the Supreme Committee for Public Store Licensing concluded, providing that the new timings for opening and closing malls and shops will be nationwide.

The ministry revealed in a statement today that the new timings are as follows:

First: Opening dates Shops Daily during the period from the first of July 2024 AD until the end of the last Thursday of September 2024, at seven in the morning, with closing at exactly ten in the evening. The timing is increased on Thursdays and Fridays, and on holidays and official holidays, to close at eleven in the evening, thus making it The discount is only one hour compared to the applicable summer hours.

Second: The opening hours of the malls will be daily during the mentioned period starting at ten o’clock in the morning and closing at twelve o’clock midnight, provided that the timing is extended on Thursdays and Fridays and on official holidays and holidays to close at one o’clock in the morning.

Third: The opening hours of restaurants, cafes and bazaars will be daily during the mentioned period starting from 6:00 AM, and closing at exactly 12:00 AM, with the continuation of take-away services and home delivery of orders 24 hours a day for restaurants and cafes, with the timing being extended on Thursdays and Fridays and on official holidays and holidays to close at 1:00 AM.

Fourth: The opening times for workshops and craft shops will be daily during the period referred to as is currently the case during summer time, starting at eight in the morning, provided that they close at exactly seven in the evening, with the exception of workshops located on roads and gas stations that are linked to urgent services. To citizens in order to preserve the provision of important services to them.

Fifth: As an exception to the new closing dates for the aforementioned commercial stores, grocery stores, supermarkets, warehouses, and bakeries are excluded, taking into account the night activities of some stores, such as fruit and vegetable stores, poultry stores, wholesale markets, and pharmacies, taking into account the important services provided to citizens.

In the same context, Major General Hesham Amna, Minister of Local Development, indicated that the Supreme Committee for Public Shops Licensing will continue its meetings during the coming period to follow up on all developments related to implementing the new dates for shops and commercial malls.

Major General Hesham Amna called on owners of shops, restaurants, workshops, cafes and craft businesses to adhere to the opening and closing times of shops, noting that this decision comes within the framework of implementing the directives of Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, to take the necessary measures to rationalize the use of electricity, which contributes to reducing the volume of imported petroleum products in light of the high temperatures and the unprecedented rise in electricity consumption rates.

The Minister of Local Development and Chairman of the Supreme Committee pointed out that this decision came as an exception for a temporary period to achieve a balance between the supreme interest of the state and the directives of the Prime Minister in this regard and the interest of citizens in practicing their commercial activities. Major General Hesham Amna also directed the executive bodies in the governorates to implement the new closing and opening times for shops, restaurants and shopping malls in coordination with the relevant authorities in the governorates.

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