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Committee Decisions

37 COM 7B.47

Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun (Bahrain) (C 1192bis)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add,

2.  Recalling Decisions 32 COM 8B.54 and 33 COM 7B.53 adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively,

3.  Commends the State Party for its commitment to the conservation and protection of the Outstanding Universal Value of the property including its conditions of integrity, and for its close cooperation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies towards the identification of alternative solutions of the route of the N-Road;

4.  Invites the State Party to continue its efforts towards the protection of the property as well as its cooperation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies;

5.  Approves the request of the State Party to explore options for the location of the bridge foreseen to cross the visual corridor within a distance ranging from 2 to 3 km to the shore and strongly recommends that priority be given to the options which would provide the maximal distance between the bridge and the shore;

6.  Requests the State Party to submit the results of the studies carried out concerning the location and design of the proposed bridge to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies before a final decision is taken;

7.  Reiterates its request to the State Party to finalize the integrated management and conservation plan for the property and submit, by 1 February 2014 , three printed and electronic copies of this plan, for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies;

8.  Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2015 , an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for consideration by the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session in 2015. 

Themes: Conservation, Outstanding Universal Value
States Parties: Bahrain
Session: 37COM