Local development: finalizing the executive procedures of the law of public stores and implementation within days

Major General Hisham Amna, Minister of Local Development, reviewed the ministry’s efforts regarding the implementation of the Public Stores Law No. 154 of 2019 and the decisions to close cafes and shops, where the Prime Minister’s decision No. 590 of 2020 was issued to issue the executive regulations of the law, and the formation of the Supreme Committee for Licensing.

Major General Hisham Amna, Minister of Local Development, announced that all procedures for launching the law for implementation have been completed, and it is expected to be launched for implementation in the coming days.

This came during the participation of Major General Hisham Amna in the plenary session of the House of Representatives headed by Counselor Dr. Hanafi Jabali, Speaker of the House of Representatives, to discuss a number of briefing requests, questions and requests for discussion of the minister from the members of the House of Representatives, in the presence of Counselor Alaa El-Din Fouad, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, and Representative Ahmed Saad El-Din, Undersecretary of Parliament The deputies, where requests for briefing and questions dealt with a number of files, including the organization of markets, parking lots, parking lots, and a plan for dealing with torrential rains and floods.

Major General Hisham Amna confirmed that the ministry worked in full swing immediately upon the issuance of the executive regulations of the law to take many measures to highlight all the important points and the actual situation of the stores on the ground, which contributed seriously and effectively to the issuance of the law, as the actual existing stores, whether licensed or not, were listed. The number of workers working in those shops, and the preparation of a map of the licensing centers to be established at the level of the Republic in coordination with the governorates and city agencies affiliated with the New Urban Communities Authority. Coordination has been made with the Ministries of Finance, Communications and Planning to design an electronic system to allow the submission of licensing applications through the Internet and to link the Supreme Licensing Committee to all licensing centers at the level of the Republic.

Major General Hisham Amna explained that the classifications of public shops have been completed, and approved by the Prime Minister, and their number has reached (316) activities, and the general and special requirements that must be met in public shops have been prepared and organized, with the development of a digital code for each classification according to the nature of the activity listed in the tables. Classifications and determining the categories of inspection fees and licenses stipulated in this law, in addition to preparing various forms for licensing applications, specifying the data that the forms and licensing should include and making them available to the governorates.

The Minister of Local Development continued his speech regarding public shops.. He indicated that training courses were held for heads of licensing centers and those in charge of implementation to train them on the electronic operation of the system and the mechanisms of law enforcement, and he said that in accordance with the provisions of the law, unlicensed shops will be given a period of one year from the date of publication The decisions necessary to activate the law and to apply in the system to obtain a temporary license for a period of five years until their status is legalized to obtain a permanent operating license.

In the same context, the Minister of Local Development issued a decision to set the closing dates for cafes and shops in coordination with all the parties participating in the Supreme Committee, where it was decided that the shops will start working from (7 am) until (11 pm) in the summer and until 10 pm ) in the winter season, and it increases (an hour) on Thursdays and Fridays, and on holidays and feasts, stressing the benefit of setting the closing dates for shops in rationalizing electricity consumption, restoring discipline to the Egyptian street, organizing purchases, reducing the phenomenon of job leakage, increasing worker productivity, fuel consumption, maintaining roads, reducing pollution, maintaining security, and facing cases Departing from the law and confronting terrorism, noting that the Supreme Committee has the right, after the presentation of the competent governor, to change these timings in any governorate.

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