SOC: Ihle de Mozambique (Mozambique)
VII.42 Ihle de Mozambique (Mozambique)
The Committee was informed that the World Heritage Centre undertook a mission last July in order to:
- define the necessary measures to prepare an integrated rehabilitation programme for the Ihle;
- establish the list of urgent conservation work.
The report of this mission was discussed last November in Paris, with the Minister of Culture who asked the Director- General of UNESCO for a Funds-in-Trust to be administered in Maputo by a steering Committee. The UNESCO Representative in Mozambique would be a member of this Committee. The Mozambique authorities and UNESCO plans to allocate resources which will be used to implement the integrated rehabilitation programme defined in the report.
The Committee noted the creation of a Fund-in-Trust to finance conservation projects in the framework of the rehabilitation programme of the Ihla as prepared by UNESCO. The Committee requested the World Heritage Centre to prepare in collaboration with the authorities of Mozambique conservation projects with cost estimates in order to submit them to potential donors.