The World Heritage Committee, 1. Taking note of the report transmitted by the State Party (Decision 27 COM 7B.97), 2. Regretting that the construction of a new road through the World Heritage property caused damages, which should have been assessed through archaeological surveys prior to the construction activities, 3. Recalls paragraph 56 of the Operational Guidelines (2002) and strongly urges the State Party to avoid similar interventions within the World Heritage property of Chavín in the future; 4. Requests the State Party to submit, by 1 February 2005, a detailed report containing an assessment of the damage to the property, for consideration by the Committee at its 29th session in 2005.