Egypt’s Cabinet has issued a decree to extend the deadline to receive reconciliation requests for building violations for another month, to end next November, Invest-Gate reports.

In a virtual Cabinet meeting on October 28, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly stated that as per the citizens’ request, the government has decided to push the deadline to facilitate the citizens to allow the largest number of citizens to come to a reconciliation.

More than 2.1 mn reconciliation requests have been admitted to the government to date, which “reflects the citizens’ keenness on legalizing their status,” Madbouly indicated in a recent official statement.

This is the second time the government decides on pushing back the reconciliation deadline.

On September 24, the prime minister had announced the extension of the deadline for people to reconcile with the state until October 30, on the back of the numerous settlement applications submitted since Law Number 1 of 2020 was put in effect.

According to Madbouly, the bill stipulates reconciliation in building code violations with “seriousness fines” that range from EGP 50 to EGP 2,000 per square meter. This, as a result, would provide the government with roughly EGP 150 bn.

Proceeds shall be allocated to the public treasury as follows: 15% for Social Housing Fund and public developments, 30% for infrastructure projects, 7% for parking spaces, along with another 10% to wrench out violating buildings and 3% to reward competent administrative authorities, according to a previous statement.