Armenia and Moscow will be in one time zone
The Armenian authorities have approved an amendment to the law "On procedure of calculation time on the territory". If the bill is approved by parliament and the president of the country, already on April 1, 2012, residents of Armenia won't put a clock forward, Lenta.ru reported.
As explained by Minister of Economy Tigran Davtyan, Armenia will return to "its characteristic" time zone GMT +3, meanwhile now it is in the zone of GMT +4.
"This decision will allow the government of Armenia to abandon daylight saving time forever", the minister predicted. In addition, he noted that after the adoption of the bill Armenia will be in one time zone with Russia and other CIS countries, "where a similar process started".
The legislative initiative belongs to members of parliament from the ruling Republican Party of Armenia Galust Sahakyan and Karine Adzhemyan whi proposed changes to the law on the procedure of calculating time in the republic, Voice of Russia reported.
Currently, the territory of Armenia is entirely in the third zone the time zone. However, the government proposes to base on the fourth time zone of international system, the Caucasian Knot reported.
Tigran Davtyan believes that the decision has a positive impact on human health. However, proponents of daylight saving time believe that it has an economic rationale, namely, energy saving.