About 55,000 encroachments on some 8 million square meters of land have been removed over the past six months, Ghanem said in statements to Extra News channel.
That was during a meeting with the prime minister and minister of justice.
Most of the encroachments were in the form of unlicensed buildings.
The encroachments were removed in coordination with state bodies concerned, he said, noting that all needed legal measures were taken in this regard.
That has been accomplished over 18 phases since May 2017 when the campaign was launched by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
That was while inaugurating via video-conference Bahr Al Baqar Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is the world's largest.
The Ministry of Local Development indicated in a report Thursday the number of encroachments on state-owned lands that have been eliminated.
The ministry is still processing the latest of the 2.6 million requests it has received.
A total of 11,075 reports of encroachments on Nile canals have been referred to the military prosecution, according to a Monday Irrigation Ministry statement.
This new figure of encroachments takes the total number of recovered plots to 2.1 million square meters.
The Minister said that the governorates succeeded in removing 3,022 encroachments on state-owned lands according to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s directives.
Security forces carried out in the governorates of Menoufia, Kafr el Sheikh and Qena, resulted in removing 187 encroachments.
Agriculture minister revealed that Egypt had lost 80,000 feddans of its agricultural area since 2011.
Police were able to remove encroachments in 162 areas of state-owned lands in the governorates of Qena, Minya Sohag, and Kafr el Sheikh.