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Decision : 33 COM 8B.35
Cultural properties - Extension of properties already inscribed on the World Heritage List - Churches of Moldavia (Romania)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1,

2. Refers the extension of the Churches of Moldavia to include the Church of the Resurrection of Suceviţa Monastery, Romania, back to the State Party to allow it to:

a) Promulgate the management plan for the Painted Churches of Moldavia property, along with the section dealing with the management of Suceviţa;

b) Establish the Coordination Committee and its local representative in Suceviţa;

c) Define a tourism development plan for each of the properties, within the management plan, boosting tourism infrastructure and stipulating the protection measures to be implemented within the buffer zones in relation with the tourism projects;

d) Complete the management plan relating to the property nominated for the extension by adding a programme of planned conservation work;

e) Produce without delay the Regional Town Plan designed to guarantee that development in the buffer zone is compatible with the value of the property;

f) Strengthen cooperation between the partners in the management of the property: the Orthodox Church, the national, regional, and local public authorities, and private owners;

3. Recommends that the State Party ensure control of the likely increase in visitor numbers to the Monastery and the Church of Suceviţa.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Romania
Properties: Churches of Moldavia
Year: 2009
Decision Code: 33 COM 8B.35