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Decision : 33 COM 7B.106
Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape (Hungary) (C 1063)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.95, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008),

3. Notes with satisfaction the thorough impact assessment carried out for the proposed straw burning power plant;

4. Also notes that this assessment has produced a basis for dialogue on how the property might be developed in a sustainable way and how the Outstanding Universal Value and development might be reconciled;

5. Urges the State Party, in view of the considerable potential visual, environmental and ecological impact of the proposed straw burning power plant on the property, to reconsider and significantly modify the design of the project and eliminate all traffic impacts on the cultural landscape values and integrity of the property;

6. Further notes that the drafting of a World Heritage Bill could considerably strengthen the legal environment for the preservation of World Heritage properties in Hungary;

7. Recalls its Decision adopted at its 26th session (Budapest, 2002) to encourage collaboration with Slovakia concerning a transboundary extension;

8. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, a progress report on the negotiations over the possible development of the power plant, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Hungary
Year: 2009
Decision Code: 33 COM 7B.106