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Decision : 35 COM 7B.132
Historic Centre of the City of Arequipa (Peru) (C 1016)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.114, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010),

3. Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party on the efforts made to ensure the conservation of the property, and encourages it to continue with this work in co-operation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies;

4. Notes the submission of the risk preparedness plan, however expresses its concern that the developed plan does not include provisions to address threats and vulnerabilities derived from natural factors, and urges the State Party to develop this component and to submit three printed and electronic copies to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies for review by 1 February 2012;

5. Requests the State Party to undertake the following activities as indicated by the 2008 World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS joint reactive monitoring mission:

a) Finalize the heritage inventory,

b) Finalize the delimitation of the property and the establishment of the buffer zone and submit the proposed new boundaries, including appropriate cartography and legal framework, for examination by the World Heritage Committee,

c) Conclude the declaration of the Chilina Valley and the associated terraces and archaeological sites as national cultural heritage to ensure their adequate protection,

d) Carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment for the Via Troncal Interconectora project as a whole, including the assessment and potential mitigation measures for the landscape areas of Lari Lari, Los Tucos, Cayma and Yanahuara, and submit the assessment for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies prior to the approval and implementation of the project,

e) Submit the evaluation of the Architectural Regional Technical Committee on the new proposals for the Chilina Bridge, in conformity with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, for consideration and review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies prior to the approval and construction of the project,

f) Finalize the approval process for the proposed "Regulatory Framework for Arequipa's Historical Centre and Monuments Area";

6. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2012, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in 2012.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Peru
Year: 2011
Decision Code: 35 COM 7B.132