Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities Assem El Gazzar and Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawi look into the latest requirements for building and constructing Egyptian cities in order to reach the final outcomes of the urbanization development plan, Invest-Gate reports.

This comes as the two ministers participate in a seminar on the urbanization. El Gazzar explains that this is the second seminar within one month to discuss this vital topic, which aims at reaching the best way to control urbanization in line with the citizens’ interests.

El Gazzar reiterates that the state aims to control and govern urbanization and achieve the national goal to double the area of ​​the Egyptian population, in addition to implementing the national strategic plan for Egypt 2052.

The Minister of Local Development explains that the new licensing procedures for Egyptian cities will be much easier than before, adding that local administration is being trained to use the new program to extract licenses, and to ensure the availability of the necessary logistics in technology centers.

Shaarawi indicates that a pilot model for issuing licenses according to the new system will be launched in a technology center in order to test the program, and to know its strengths and shortcomings, under the direct supervision of the governor.