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Committee Decisions

30 COM 7B.46

State of Conservation (Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add and WHC-06/30.COM/ 7B.Add.2,

2. Regrets that the State Party did not inform the World Heritage Committee, according to paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, of proposed developments within the World Heritage property;

3. Requests the State Party to up-date the basic documentation on the property and to provide the details of proposed re-settlement of villagers and new developments as well as their visual and environmental impacts, including:

a) Identification of the precise boundaries of the property and of its buffer zone(s);

b) Archaeological investigations, especially in the area between the temple of Karnak and the river bank;

c) Conservation, landscaping and presentation plan;

d) Urban development and building regulations;

e) Management plans for the entire property, including tourism management;

4. Urges the State Party to ensure that all architectural designs for new facilities to respect the outstanding universal value of the World Heritage property;

5. Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2007, with a topographical map, at the appropriate scale, indicating the proposed boundaries of the property and of its buffer zone(s), as well as with the draft plans mentioned above for assessment by ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre and examination by the Committee at its 31st session in 2007.

Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: ARB
States Parties: Egypt
Session: 30COM