Giza Governor Mohamed Kamal Al-Dali said on Friday that the governorate security services managed in ‘Transgressions on State-Lands Campaign' to retrieve 84،795 feddans had been illegally appropriated by private parties.
He added that new raids will be launched in the coming few days to retrieve more lands in cooperation with the concerned security services and armed forces.
In May، Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi expressed his frustration at the slow pace of efforts to retrieve state-owned land، telling a gathering of officials in Damietta that "no one is above the law" – no matter what their authority or who they are.
Following his directives، a campaign was launched or the retrieval of state land illegally acquired by private investors، millions of feddans were repossessed nationwide. Since February 2016، Egypt has been trying to recover state land، with El-Sisi establishing a committee headed by former Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab.