The establishment of necessary utilities in the lands recently restored will reach EGP 65bn, said Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Wednesday.
Al-Sisi explained that the average price per metre in the restored lands amounts to EGP 1,000, noting that the state does not want to take citizens’ money, but it is the people’s right and must be recovered.
He added that the state is responsible for providing the necessary infrastructure for these areas, though the government did not include these projects in its plan.
He pointed out that the state could not set a clear plan to resolve the country’s crises during the past seven years.
He added that the state has begun to expand in the development of infrastructure, facilities, and roads, as well as planning agricultural and industrial land, to be ready for investment.
Al-Sisi’s remarks came during his speech at the conference held on the elimination of illegal buildings on state lands Wednesday.
Al-Sisi noted that both the army and the police were tasked to restore these lands five months ago, but their efforts were not sufficient.
Al-Sisi called for opening discussions between the different ministries and state bodies to solve this issue, asserting that the state is not responsible for building facilities in the 65m square metres that have been illegally seized. The president stressed the importance of transparency in facing the economic challenge in the country.