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Encroachments on 500,000 m², 8,200 feddans cleared in 48 hrs

CAIRO – 12 January 2019: Law enforcement agencies recovered in 48 hours 500,000 square meters of built-up area, and 8,200 feddans of agricultural land clearing encroachments under the supervision of the Supreme Committee for State Land Restoration.
The figures below are pertinent to the 12th round of the campaign launched in 2017 by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to restore state-owned lands and evict squatters.
The largest area of agricultural land occupied by squatters was in Minya where violations on 7,800 feddans were removed. That is in addition to clearing 55,000 square meters of built-up land.
Cairo had the largest surface of built-up area occupied by squatters as the total surface of cleared lands is 305,000 square meters.