The World Heritage Committee,
1. Takes note of the report provided by the State Party;
2. Congratulates the Portuguese authorities for the actions undertaken in view of the preservation and protection of the World Heritage site;
3. Recalls the practical steps recommended by the joint IUCN-ICOMOS mission and adopted by the Bureau at its 24th extraordinary session: creation of an independent Cultural Landscape Advisory Committee; creation of an advisory body/association of residents; the establishment of a public information, research and archives centre; and an adjustment of the high protection area of the Natural Park to coincide with the core area of the World Heritage site;
the State Party to submit by 1 February 2003, a detailed report on these recommendations as well as a detailed management plan for the site for examination at its 27th session in June/July 2003.