Shops, markets can stay open till 10pm from July 1 to 10
Shopping malls and stores across the country can stay open till 10pm from July 1 to 10 – on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha – the government has decided.
Shop owners will have to pay their staff allowance for those extra hours, reads a gazette notification from the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
On Sunday at a meeting, business leaders requested the government to allow them to keep shops open till 10:00pm on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.
Today (June 22, 2022), the ministry issued a gazette in this regard.
Following the government order, owners have been closing shopping malls and stores across the country after 8pm.
The Prime Minister's Office in a letter on June 17, 2022 announced the order on PM Sheikh Hasina's instructions to several ministries, departments and local authorities, stating that the Bangladesh Labour Act already stipulates the closure of shops at 8:00pm.
Prime Minister gave the directives to save power and energy amid rising energy prices worldwide following the Russia-Ukraine war.