Published on: Tuesday, November 21, 2023 – 11:49 PM | Last updated: Tuesday, November 21, 2023 – 11:49 PM
Representative Ihab Mansour, Undersecretary of the Manpower Committee in the House of Representatives and Head of the Parliamentary Body of the Egyptian Democratic Party, said that the draft reconciliation law on building violations submitted by the government; It aims to legalize the status of 2.8 million reconciliation requests submitted by citizens under Law (17) of 2019.
He pointed out during television statements to the “Under the Sun” program with journalist Ahmed Salem, broadcast on “Al-Shams” satellite channel on Tuesday evening, that the new law provides many facilitations to citizens by facilitating reconciliation procedures for some violations for which reconciliation was previously prohibited, such as trespassing by building on state-owned lands. Regulation lines, change of use, and exceeding height restrictions, according to a set of specific mechanisms and requirements.
He added that the law prohibits reconciliation for three violations, namely violating structural safety, as well as encroachments on antiquities lands and the Nile River, the latest of which is the prohibition of reconciliation on changing the use of garages.
He noted that the last clause regarding changing the use of garages would take many cases out of the scope of reconciliation, saying: “The citizen who bought a garage and changed its use to a commercial store is required to return it again to its original status as a garage.”
He explained that the law includes a text that allows the Presidency of the Council of Ministers to issue reconciliation decisions on violations that do not comply with the provisions of the new reconciliation law. But for 3 times the price.
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