Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Dr. Mustafa Madbouli
CAIRO – 23 September 2017: Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Dr. Mustafa Madbouli announced ending a draft law amending some provisions of Law No. 144/2006 that regulate the Law of Regulating the Demolition of Non-Dilapidated Buildings and Establishments and the Preservation of Architectural Heritage
The bill will be sent to the Council of Ministers within days for discussion and approval, and then sent to Parliament, Madbouli said.
Engineer Nafisa Hashim, advisor to the Minister of Housing, noted that the most important amendments include the classification of heritage buildings in three levels (level A - level B - level C), which aims to develop mechanisms, methods and priorities to deal with heritage buildings, as well as maintenance, restoration, re-employment and use.
It also includes the establishment of a special fund to finance the maintenance and restoration work for the heritage buildings, whose inventory is approved in accordance with the provisions of this law and the determination of its financial resources.
Nafisa stated that the amendments also include giving the judicial seizure of employees of some departments of the Ministry of Housing against attempts to deliberately damage heritage buildings. The punishment for offenders will be intensified to be more deterrent and decisive.