Tue, 01 Dec 2020 - 02:40 GMT
File photo:A taxi moves past blocks of houses that were built illegally and destroyed by the government, behind the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo, REUTERS
CAIRO – 1 December 2020: Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawy stated Tuesday that the owners of 500,000 unlicensed residential units have not submitted reconciliation requests, and that the destiny of such buildings is still undecided.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli stated in November that the number of reconciliation requests over construction violations surpass 2.3 million.
The government had extended the deadline for submitting requests pushing it from September 30 to October 30. Unlicensed units will be given ID numbers by the end of 2021, and the value of the reconciliation can be installed over three years.
In May, the government banned the issuance of construction permits for six months in Greater Cairo, Alexandria, large cities and governorates capitals. The ban was aimed at giving the government time to detect violations, and in parallel, come up with better construction specifications.