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Thursday, 10 September 2020

MP lobbies for six-month extension to settle building code violations

MP lobbies for six-month extension to settle building code violations: MP Haitham El Hariri has requested that the government extend its deadline to settle building code violations for six months due to the harsh economic conditions wrought by the covid-19 pandemic, according to Al Masry Al Youm. The government is currently demanding that people found in violation of the building code settle by the end of September, but El Hariri claims that mns of people are not able to cover the costs.

Madbouly confirms September deadline is final: The request seems to have fallen on deaf ears as Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly yesterday reiterated that 30 September is the final deadline for settlement, Al Shorouk reports. Citizens will be granted two months to complete all necessary paperwork provided they have submitted their application by the end-of-month deadline and paid the requisite fees demonstrating their seriousness in settling the violations, an unnamed government source clarified to Masrawy, noting that the grace period is not an extension of the deadline.

Background: The government had already extended a deadline to settle building code violations from August to 30 September in an effort to tackle the long-standing issue. Citizens would have to pay fees with their settlement applications. The Local Development Ministry had said last week it collected EGP 4.6 bn in settlements in its current stage of reclamations.

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