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Committee Decisions

32 COM 7B.70

Group of Monuments at Hampi (India) (C 241)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.81, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007),

3. Notes the continuing efforts made by the Hampi World Heritage Area Management Authority (HWHAMA) to improve the management of the property;

4. Notes with concern that the requests by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007) to implement the recommendations of the January 2007 mission have not yet been fully addressed;

5. Urges the State Party to:

a) modify the design and dimensions of the Anegundi Bridge and put in place traffic regulations for heavy vehicles;

b) approve and implement the integrated management plan (IMP) based on a revised Statement of Outstanding Universal Value including the conditions of integrity and authenticity;

c) clarify the boundaries of the property and its buffer zones;

d) ensure adequate human and financial resources to allow the implementation of the Integrated Management Plan;

6. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, as soon as possible, the modified design of the bridge; the new traffic regulations for heavy vehicles; the final approved version of the IMP in three copies; the location of the interpretation centre; clarifications on the boundaries and buffer zones and the draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, including the conditions of integrity and authenticity, by 1 February 2009, for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies and for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd Session;

7. Also urges the State Party to ensure that the implementation of the IMP by the HWHAMA is fully integrated into the State and National Planning framework, particularly for tourism and urban development;

8. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2010 a progress report on the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in 2010.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-08/32.COM/7B
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: India
Session: 32COM