Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1982
Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger N/A
Previous Committee Decisions see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/188/documents/
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 60,000
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/188/assistance/
UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds
Total amount granted to the property: USD 25,000 in the framework of the France-UNESCO Convention during 2003-2004.
Previous monitoring missions
September 2001: World Heritage Centre mission; December 2003, World Heritage Centre mission and expertise in the framework of the France-UNESCO Convention.
Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports
a) Development linked to socio-economic changes and population growth, causing strong urban pressure;
b) Deterioration of the environment, uncontrolled urban growth in the palm groves and the bed of the wadi, visual impact impaired by new construction on the hills;
c) Lack of a legal protection framework and safeguarding plan;
d) Loss of craftsmanship and knowledge of traditional materials for the rehabilitation of the vernacular architecture;
e) Loss of the traditional system for the management and distribution of water;
f) Risk of flooding and pollution of the ground water.
Illustrative material see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/188/
Current conservation issues
Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B,
2. Recalling Decision
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a) Heading 8
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2. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2016, an updated report, including a 1-page executive summary, on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 41st session in 2017.