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Decision : 37 COM 7 B.64
Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi (Kazakhstan) (C 1103)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2.  Takes note of the information provided by the State Party, in particular concerning the actions that have been taken to reduce the potential negative impact of the new mosque construction on the setting of the property;

3.  Requests the State Party to:

a)  Submit detailed drawings of the latest mosque design, including the proposed exterior infrastructure, to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies,

b)  Involve key stakeholders, including national experts and local community in the process of the new mosque project to seek their views and recommendations,

c)  Provide information on the revised Master Plan of Turkestan, and an official commitment to retain the standard construction height of 2-3 storeys in Turkestan, the non-construction regulation in the buffer zone, and control over tall buildings in the wider setting,

4.  Also requests the State Party to provide details of any construction proposals in the buffer zone and in the wider setting of the property which might impact adversely on the historic landscape of the property, with appropriate Heritage Impact Assessments to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies, in line with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines ;

5.  Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2014 , an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, together with the Management Plan, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 38th session in 2014.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation, Reports
States Parties: Kazakhstan
Year: 2013
Decision Code: 37 COM 7 B.64