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Committee Decisions

27 COM 7B.38

Byblos (Lebanon)

The World Heritage Committee [24],

1. Congratulates the State Party, as well as the Ministry of Culture of Quebec, for the considerable efforts made towards the improvement of the property and its better presentation;  

2. Invites the State Party to consider integrating a component for the conservation and interpretation of the archaeological sector of Byblos within the scope of the World Bank Project;

3. Recommends the Lebanese authorities to discard proposals to further extend the jetty of the port and to postpone the project for a promenade around the archaeological property until sufficient information is available for the General Directorate of Antiquities (DGA) to assess its impact on the ancient remains, including those underwater.

[24]  Decision adopted without discussion.

PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-03/27.COM/07B
Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: ARB
States Parties: Lebanon
Properties: Byblos
Session: 27COM