As many as 281,832 building violations around the Nile River have been removed, a report submitted to the minister of water resources said, after warnings of a higher-than-average annual Nile floods currently taking place.
Egypt late in May announced a six-month ban on construction permits in Greater Cairo and Alexandria, in response to continuous building violations. Late in September, the government said citizens having permits can continue constructing their buildings up to the forth floor.
The violations obstruct the water network’s capability to contain excess water during annual Nile floods.
Sisi said that building licenses will not be issued for some places in Cairo again, noting that the decision to stop the licenses was 20 year-late.
The House of Representatives under Ali Abdel Aal has finally approved a bill submitted by the government on reconciliation in some building violations.