CAIRO – 10 February 2022: In an effort to prevent building encroachment on agricultural land, the Ministry of Justice has been tasked to draft a law confiscating illegal buildings and imposing fines on the violators.
In a cabinet meeting on Thursday, Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli tasked the Minister of Justice Omar Marwan to draft a law aims at confiscating the illegal buildings on the agricultural areas, besides imposing huge fines on the violators, said the Cabinet in a statement on Thursday.
This new draft law also would include a punishment against the contractor who would be in charge of illegal buildings on the arable land, Madbouli said.
“Any new violations on the arable land would be severely countered. Also, all the concerned state’s bodies would remove all [existing] violations,” said Madbouli during the meeting, which was also attended by the Minister of Agriculture Sayyed al Qusseir.
The government, via the concerned ministries, would form monitoring committees against the violators, in implementation of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s orders, the Prime Minister added.
The Prime Minister continued that the violators would be deprived of all forms of subsidies on basic commodities, bread, fertilizers, etc.
Madbouli added these actions aim at protecting the rights of generations to come. “We, as a government, would not allow losing any new agricultural spot,” he continued.
Source: Egypt Today
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