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Committee Decisions

CONF 203 VIII.B.1

Inscription: The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainaut) (Belgium)

Property: The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainaut)

Id. N°: 856

State Party: Belgium

Criteria: C (iii)(iv)

The Committee inscribed the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv):

Criterion (iii): The boat-lifts of the Canal du Centre bear remarkable testimony to the hydraulic engineering developments of 19th-century Europe.

Criterion (iv): These boat-lifts represent the apogee of the application of engineering technology to the construction of canals.

 

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Belgium
Session: 22COM