Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi ordered on Saturday continued coordination among relevant authorities to monitor cases of encroachment on agricultural lands and take strict procedures to face them.
Unplanned random construction in Egypt represents around 50 percent of buildings at all cities and villages, Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli said.
This lost piece of land could have been used to achieve food security for 25 million Egyptians.
Encroachments on state-owned lands in those areas are either unlawful acquisition of agricultural lands or unlicensed buildings.
According to the Ministry’s report, a total of 695,727 violations of encroachment on the arable lands have been removed on 33,421 feddans since 2011 and more than 1.3million cases have not removed yet.
The total number of cleared away encroachments along the Nile River has become 46,306 out of 52,777 cases detected since January 5, 2015 in the 16 governorates.
The official warned individuals and entities against encroaching on lands allocated to the "New Waraq City" project.
That was achieved in 48 hours.
The proposed acts will be submitted to the parliament, and are concerned with larceny by public employees, and regular individuals.
The government recently announced the results of the crackdowns it launched to combat violations on the Nile River and agricultural lands
Building on arable lands is banned, with violators potentially facing penalties punishable for up to five years in prison and a fine between LE 100,000 (US$ 5,648) and LE 5 million.
More than 7,000 demolition orders have been issues for illegal constructions in the second district of Mahalla, district head Osama Zakaria said in a Friday statement.