Egypt’s Cabinet has agreed to keep on receiving applications for reconciliation in building code violations until year-end, in a move coming two days after the expiry of the last deadline on November 30, Invest-Gate reports.

This comes in response to the large volume of reconciliation requests put in citizens, who had crowded into the designated administrative units days before the closing date, Cabinet Spokesman Nader Saad confirmed in an official statement on December 2.

Several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are committed to paying reconciliation fees for people living in Egypt’s neediest rural communities also appealed to the Cabinet for a deadline extension, Saad further stated, emphasizing the state’s keenness to legalize the status of the largest number of real estate properties.

This is the third time the government pushes back the reconciliation deadline since the process kicked off earlier this year, on the back of the numerous settlement applications submitted since Law Number 1 of 2020 was put in effect.