The World Heritage Committee, 1. Congratulates the State Party for having approved the Executive Decree containing the modalities for the establishment of the Permanent Plan for the Safeguard and Presentation of the Safeguarded Sectors (PPSMVSS) under the law relating to the protection of cultural heritage; 2. Having noted, however, the very advanced state of degradation in the Kasbah of Algiers, 3. Strongly urges the State Party to urgently undertake rehabilitation measures in the Kasbah of Algiers; 4. Calls upon the State Party to list the Kasbah of Algiers as a Safeguarded Sector and to undertake the necessary measures, in close consultation with the World Heritage Centre, for the finalization and implementation of the Plan for the Safeguarding and Presentation of the Kasbah; 5. Requests the State Party to present, by 1 February 2005, a progress report on the listing of the Kasbah of Algiers as a Safeguarded Sector and on the finalization of the Plan for its Safeguarding and Presentation, for examination by the Committee at its 29th session in 2005.