CAIRO: Al-Montazah Company for Tourism and Investment in Alexandria held a public auction Thursday at The Green Club for 48 beach chalets belonging to former members of the dissolved National Democratic Party (NDP) which they disclaimed, Youm7 reported.
Former Chief of Presidential Staff Zakaria Azmi during former President Hosni Mubarak’s regime disclaimed his beach cabin in a judicial settlement for some corruption charges. His cabin was in Aida Beach compound and was rented out at 130,000 EGP ($18,000) per year and 10-year usufruct for 1.3 million EGP ($181,000).
Sons of former head of House of Representatives Fathy Sorour sent the general prosecution a disclaimer for their Montazah chalet. Sorour’s chalet in Aida beach was rented out for 135,000 EGP ($18,000) per year and 10-year usufruct for 1.3 million EGP ($188,000).
A total of 150 persons applied for the auction and were accepted. The auction’s supervising committee announced 23 chalets in Paradise Beach compound, 12 in Isis Beach compound, 11 in Aida Beach compound, one in Cleopatra Beach compound, and one in Nefertari Beach compound, Veto reported Thursday.
A woman named Sabrina Ahmed interrupted the auction and claimed that the chalets belong to her and that she has a judicial verdict to prove it.
She claimed she was adopted by a Greek investor called Ivinas Eskander who bought Aida and Cleopatra chalets in 1958 from the Ministry of Tourism. Al-Montazah Company refused to execute the verdict and claimed that Sabrina Ahmed is dead.
The chalets’ dimensions range between 30 and 37 square meters, according to Al-Bawabh.
Former Minister of Housing Ahmed el-Maghraby’s chalet in Aida beach was rented out for 10-year usufruct for 1.35 million EGP and former head of Shura Council Safwat el-Sherif‘s chalet in Aida beach was rented out for 10-year usufruct for 1.25 million EGP, Al-Watan reported.
Additional reporting by Jacqueline Mounir.