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Issuance of building permits halted

Post by newcastle »

Here’s an interesting development.....affecting, inter alia, Luxor town

Egypt’s Local Development Minister Mahmoud Shaarawi instructed governors nationwide on Monday to halt the issuance of building permits.

The ministerial order, effective as of Sunday 24 May 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, Shaarawi stressed that all local officials should abide by the Cabinet's decision, urging them to tour cities and municipalities during the Eid holiday to detect any violation, warning that offenders will be tried before a military court.

Industrial, tourist, and government facilities as well as national projects are exempted from the ministerial decision. ... norat.aspx

It appears to concern , in the main, the construction of private residences. My impression was that building permits were not always a priority in such cases :lol:

Whether it’ll have any practical effect remains to be seen but, as they’re recommending surveillance and threatening offenders with military justice, they appear to be serious.

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