XIV.1 The Bureau approved the following requests for international assistance:
Cultural - Asia - Pakistan
Preparatory assistance for the nomination of the archaeological remains at Ranigat as an extension of Taxila World Heritage site
The Bureau approvedUS$ 30,000, subject to the State Party paying its dues to the World Heritage Fund.
Natural - Africa - Senegal
Derby Eland Monitoring Programme
The Bureau approvedUS$ 29,296 for this request, subject to the State Party paying its dues to the World Heritage Fund.
Natural - Arab States - Egypt
Meeting to prepare Tentative Lists for Natural Heritage in the Arab Region.
The Bureau approved this request for US$ 29,500.
Cultural - Europe - Norway
International Course on Wood Conservation Technology
The Bureau approved this request for US$ 30,000, requesting the State Party to take into consideration the comments of ICCROM.
Mixed - Latin America - Argentina
Sub-regional training workshop on Management and Administration of World Heritage properties.
The Bureau approved this request for US$ 22,350 requesting the World Heritage Centre to co-ordinate the implementation of the activity in close collaboration with the State Party as well as with the Advisory Bodies to ensure that the meeting is carried out with sub-regional participation.
Cultural - Latin America & Caribbean - Dominican Republic
Annual Seminary Workshop on Cultural Heritage Risk Prevention for the Caribbean and Central America
The Bureau approved this request for US$ 30,000, pending clarification by the State Party concerning the questions raised by ICCROM.
Cultural - Asia - Nepal
Emergency Technical-Co-operation for safeguarding measures at Lumbini, Birthplace of the Lord Buddha World Heritage site
The Bureau recommended reformulation of the request for re-examination by the Committee at its 26th session.
Cultural - Latin America & Caribbean - Brazil
Emergency Assistance for the Historic Centre of the City of Goiás (Rain and Overflows)
The Bureau approvedUS$ 7,288 as additional emergency assistance for this request.
Cultural - Latin America & Caribbean - Cuba
Emergency Assistance for the Convent of Santa Clara of Asissi, Old Havana and its Fortifications.
The Bureau approvedUS$ 75,000 for this activity.
Cultural - Arab States - Algeria
Elaboration of a Preliminary Plan of Conservation and Development of the M’ Zab Valley.
The Bureau recommended approval of US$ 35,000 by the Committee, requesting the World Heritage Centre to coordinate the implementation of the activity in close collaboration with the national authorities concerned.
Cultural - Asia - Turkmenistan
Reinforcement of the capacities of the Department for Protection and Restoration of Monuments, Turkmenistan, to conserve the World Heritage site of Ancient Merv.
The Bureau approved an initial US$ 30,000 for commencing the activity, and recommended that the remaining US$ 38,814 be approved by the World Heritage Committee in June 2002.
Cultural - Asia - Uzbekistan
Restoration of the medersa “Rachid” at Bukhara World Heritage site ICOMOS
The Bureau recommended reformulation by the State Party and re-examination of the request by the Committee at its 26th session.