Nepal Oil Corporation Recommends Return To 2-Day Weekends
Source:Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu)
Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Most recent follow-up news item: June 6, 2022
Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has proposed to the Nepalese Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies that a public holiday be observed on Sunday along with Saturday to reduce fuel consumption, thus extending Nepal's weekend from 1 to 2 days.
Nepal has observed a one-day weekend on Saturdays, for decades, apart for a brief interval in 2000-2001 (2001-01-13), when a two-day weekend was tried.
The idea of a two-day weekend in Nepal resurfaced a decade ago (2009-07-25 and 2009-02-05), and more recently at the end of 2020, when a committee of the Nepalese Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, recommended to the government that it implement a two-day weekly holiday for employees.
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