on Monday decided to advance Bangladesh Standard Time by one hour from midnight
June 19 to save electricity during evening peak hours.
June 19 the new Bangladesh time will be GMT plus 7 hours instead of the current
GMT plus 6 hours. The new BST will virtually be permanent standard time for
Bangladesh if the time change does not make any major negative impact,’ prime
minister’s adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury told New Age on Monday.
The weekly cabinet
meeting, chaired by the Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, approved the new BST
based on a proposal of the power and energy ministry to introduce daylight
saving time by advancing clock by one hour for saving electricity and gas
during evening peak hours.
Clocks will be
set at 1:00am at midnight June 19 and the sun will effectively set at around
7:50pm instead of 6:50pm last year.