2013年4月18日 星期四

Oman New's :星期五到星期六改制為周末假日


星期五到星期六改制為周末假日
byTimes News Service 
圖說:
l   今年五月一日新的周末制度正式上路
l   不論公私部門的職員,宗教和國定假日皆是一樣的天數
l   經濟層面而言,新的周末制度有助於銀行簡化、商業交易,甚至是外界進出口貿易
l   施行本制度的目的主要是減少公務人員和私人部門間福利的差距

Muscat: Beginning May 1, Friday and Saturday will be the official weekend in the Sultanate for both the public and private sectors, according to a statement issued by the Council of Ministers.
<Muscat報導> 行政院聲明:從五月一日開始,不論公私部門,星期五和星期六將是蘇丹王國公定的周末假日。

The statement said, "In light of the care afforded by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to reduce the gap between benefits given to employees in the government sector and those in the private sector and to strengthen family and social ties because of their positive effect on the psychological stability of all employees in the state, His Majesty has issued a directive to standardise religious and national holidays in accordance with the periods identified in Royal Decrees related to this issue.
根據聲明:在卡布斯蘇丹陛下的恩澤下,為了減少公務人員和私人部門職員福利的差距,同時加強家庭和社會的連結,有助於穩定工作人員的心理平衡狀態。陛下直接頒布:於皇家法令中統一規範宗教和國定假日。

"In keeping with the rest of the world on economic matters, especially banking, commercial transactions, and imports and exports, His Majesty has issued a directive to adjust weekend holidays for employees in the public and private sectors to fall on Friday and Saturday, beginning May 1, God willing," it added.
聲明中寫道:保持和其他國家的經濟活動連結,尤其是金融業、商業和進出口貿易,陛下頒布調整周末假期至週五週六,一切都是上天所賦予的。

The statement also noted, "Within the framework of His Majesty's concern for the social and living conditions of the citizens of Oman, His Majesty has issued a directive to increase the capital offered through easy housing-loan programmes to OMR100 million, starting from this year and continuing for the next two years. It should be noted that borrowers from the Housing Bank have previously been exempt from fees on housing loans.
聲明中同時註明:國王陛下考量阿曼人民的社會和經濟狀況,陛下頒布從今年起至未來兩年,為了增加資本可提供簡單住房貸款計畫可貸到1億里亞。之前已向房屋銀行借貸且免繳費用的人須特別注意。

"The citizens are currently enjoying comprehensive care as part of the high level of appreciation afforded by His Majesty and his government to the people of this country for their effective role in sustaining development, leading the country towards a better future where everyone can enjoy all-inclusive welfare programmes," the statement added.
「全國人民上下現在都沉浸一片喜悅中,同時深深感謝國王陛下全面的照顧及政府部門持續發展的施政效率,領導國家走向更美好的未來,讓每個人都可以享受全人的社會福利。」最後聲明稿中寫道。

Move hailed
新措施聲呼高昂
People from all walks of life have welcomed the move to standardise the weekend as a positive one. Earlier, with the exception of the banking sector and a few others, most companies in Oman had the weekend on Thursday and Friday. 
來自各行各業的人都對此舉表示歡迎:統一措施週末假日。在此之前,除銀行業和其他幾個人,大多數在阿曼的公司週末是訂週四和週五。

With this new rule, Oman will have common weekly holidays with the other GCC countries, except Saudi Arabia.
有了新的規定,阿曼和GCC其他國家有共同的周末假期,除了沙烏地阿拉伯外。

Suresh K. Virmani, managing director of Bahwan Engineering Group, remarked, "It is a welcome decision. Since banks are open on Thursdays (when the corporate sector is closed), we have to do everything on Wednesdays. Now, it will be well coordinated and synchronised."
Bahwan工程集團的總經理Suresh K. Virmani表示:「這是一個大眾喜愛的決定,因為銀行周四營業,正是我們公司休業的時候,以前我們都必須在周三前將所有的事情做完,現在可以有更好的工作協調和同步處理。」

A finance executive said, "With banks in Oman already working in this pattern, economic activity will be smooth. This is a good move for Oman since it aligns the country's business days with those of the international market." 
一位金融決策者說:「阿曼的銀行皆在此工作模式下將會使經濟活動變得更順暢。將工作天數改為和國際市場同步,對阿曼來說,這是一個很好的措施。」

"This is great news for the tourism sector. This will mean that tourists, especially those from neighbouring countries, can plan their trips without any hassles," a travel agent pointed out.
一位旅遊業者指出:「對觀光業來說這是個好消息!這就表示旅客,尤其是鄰近國家的觀光客,可以毫無時間顧忌地安排他們來阿曼觀光的旅程。」

"With different weekends, tourists coming from Dubai could never synchronise their holidays with their friends here. Oman is a tourist destination with many options, such as trekking, dune bashing, and snorkelling; there is so much that they can do here," he noted.
「因為不同步的周末假日,來自杜拜的旅客無法和在阿曼的親友協調他們的假期。阿曼是一個多元的觀光景點,像是徒步旅行,撲沙丘,和浮潛…等等,觀光客可以在這裡盡情的玩。」

The move to standardise the number of religious and national holidays for employees in the private and public sectors has also been welcomed.
這項統一措施,公私部門的職員在宗教和國定假日皆放一樣天數的假,已經深受民眾歡迎。


"This will encourage Omanis to join the private sector without assuming that being in the public sector means they will get more privileges," asserted an observer.
一位觀察者斷言:「這項措施將會鼓勵更多阿曼人民以投入私人企業為優先考量,意味他們將擁有更多的權利。」