Requests Approved: 0
Total Amount Ap proved: 57,000USD
October 1988: ICOMOS mission
Degradation of the structures
Reports that the Omani Ministry of National Heritage has requested a Moroccan firm to reconstruct Bahla Fort and that extensive works are being carried out. This ensemble which is entirely built with mud brick is now being reconstructed; we are informed, adding construction materials like cement, stone, reinforced concrete, etc. to the original substance. This undoubtedly jeopardizes the integrity and authenticity of the site and its World Heritage status. It is strongly recommended that a monitoring mission should be undertaken by a mud construction specialist.
Bahla Fort (Oman)
The Delegate of Oman informed the Committee that the authorities were studying the necessary restoration works of the Bahla Fort and that a report would be presented to the Centre as soon as possible.
No draft Decision
Inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger at the request of the State Party, following the advanced state of deterioration of the monument, which is getting worse every rainy season.
The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).
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