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Decision : 34 COM 7B.73
Parthian Fortresses of Nisa (Turkmenistan) (C 1242)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.83 adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

3. Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party on the implementation of the Management Plan including on interpretation and visitor management and welcomes the efforts made to improve conservation at the property;

4. Requests the State Party to provide to the World Heritage Centre clarification on:

a) Whether or not a new site museum is envisaged and, in the affirmative, to provide details on its location and design,

b) Details of the location and design of the new administrative building;

5. Also requests the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, a more comprehensive Management Plan including an explicit vision for the future of the World Heritage property articulated through specific conservation objectives - and a sufficiently long timeframe - which would address identified factors affecting the property and aiming at maintaining its Outstanding Universal Value;

6. Further requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed on progress on the development of the above-mentioned management plan, on the issues detailed in Paragraph 4 above, as well as on the implementation of activities contained in the outline management plan submitted in 2010.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Turkmenistan
Year: 2010
Decision Code: 34 COM 7B.73