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Sunday, 4 June 2017

State land reclamation efforts to continue, Ismail says

You can expect more land seizures in the days and weeks ahead: The state will continue to clear unlicensed development and repossess illegally occupied land until the issue is resolved once and for all, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said at a meeting with governors and Local Development Minister Hisham El Sherif on Thursday, Ahram Gate reports. The government will present a final report on land reclamation to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi this week, El Sherif told the press after the meeting, according to Al Masry Al Youm. As we noted last week, an agriculture ministry report puts the built up area of buildings torn down by the state since the campaign started at 18.39 mn sqm and the area of reclaimed state-owned land at 394.5k feddans of state-owned land

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