Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced on Wednesday that the government has decided on extending the deadline to receive reconciliation requests for building violations until the end of November.
In a teleconference cabinet meeting, Madbouly stated that as per the citizens' request, the government has decided to push the deadline so they can continue to go on with procedures.
Madbouly added that more than 2.1 reconciliation requests have been admitted to the government to date which “reflects the citizens’ keenness on legalizing their status.”
This is the second time the government decides on pushing back the reconciliation deadline.
On 24, September 2020, Egypt's PM announced in a televised speech that the government had decided on extending the deadline for reconciliation requests for building violations until 30th October due to the large number of reconciliation applications.
In January, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ratified a law allowing owners of illegally constructed buildings to settle with the state, with the exception of violations pertaining to safety standards, authorised height or purpose, and historic buildings, among others.
The reconciliation fees are set to be allocated for development in governorates and to upgrade the level of services provided to citizens.