The spatial variables system monitors building violations in real time all over Egypt


Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, held a meeting two weeks ago to follow up the work performance of the spatial variables system, in the presence of Major General Mahmoud Shaarawy, Minister of Local Development, Major General Mahmoud Tawfik, Minister of Interior, Dr. Assem El Gazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, Major General (Staff) Sherief Saleh, Director of the Military Survey Department.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister praised the system’s performance, stressing the importance of establishing a spatial data unit in every governorate.

The project works to provide real-time geographical data for all spatial variables and monitor them that occur all over Egypt in any place, whether legal or illegal construction work, and the system can follow the progress of work in all projects that are built in any inch of the state lands and prepare reports on building violations or encroachments and send them to the competent authorities.

Since the beginning of the project at the Military Survey Authority, the system has monitored about 334,000 reports on construction work that took place during the past two years and sent reports to the concerned authorities via high-resolution satellite images.

The Prime Minister ordered the establishment of a spatial unit in each governorate and stressed the necessity of providing cadres to operate these units, and seeking help from universities in the absence of cadres in the governorates or contracting with engineers who are needed.

It's worth noting that the Military Survey Authority held about 6 training courses on working on the system, which included about 118 specialists, and it is expected that the establishment of these units will be completed within a month and a half.

Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, confirmed during an open dialogue with editors-in-chief, senior writers and media figures that the state would not allow any encroachment on one kirat of agricultural land, or the illegal building, stressing the state’s keenness to close this file forever.

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