Egypt's Local development min. halts issuing building permits in Cairo, Alex, capitals of governorates

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Mon, 25 May 2020 - 01:36 GMT

FILE: Local Development Minister Mahmoud Shaarawy

FILE: Local Development Minister Mahmoud Shaarawy

CAIRO, May 25 (MENA) - Local Development Minister Mahmoud Sharawi instructed governors nationwide to halt the issuance of building permits.

The ministerial order, effective as of yesterday, May 24, 2020, covers the governorates of Greater Cairo and Alexandria as well as the capitals of governorates and major cities across the country.

The decision, which came upon the directions of the Cabinet, will last for six months.

In a statement on Monday, Sharawi stressed that all local officials should not be negligent about the Cabinet's decisions, urging them to tour cities And municipalities during the feast holiday to monitor any violation attempts, warning that offenders will be tried before a military court.

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