State of Conservation (SOC)
Bahla Fort (2000)
Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:57,000USD
|1988||Financial contribution to works and training for the safeguarding ...||50,000 USD|
|1988||Mission to evaluate the threats to the integrity of Bahla Fort ...||7,000 USD|
October 1988: ICOMOS mission; March 1994: UNESCO World Heritage Centre mission; December 1994: ICOMOS expert mission; May-June 1995; September 1996; October 1997; September-October 1998: expert missions
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
- Degradation of the structures;
- Use of recent construction materials (cement, etc.)
- Need for a management plan
Current conservation issues
Following the recommendation of the twenty-fourth ordinary session of the Bureau, two consultants prepared "Guidelines for the establishment of a Management Plan for Bahla Fort and Oasis, a World Heritage site". A mission was scheduled to the site for September 2000 to discuss the management plan; this mission had to be rescheduled.
Link to the decision
VIII.19 Bahla Fort (Oman)
The Secretariat informed the Committee that following the recommendations of the twenty-fourth ordinary session of the Bureau, two consultants prepared "Guidelines for the establishment of a Management Plan for Bahla Fort and Oasis, a World Heritage Site". A mission was scheduled to visit the site in September 2000 to discuss the management plan, but the mission has been rescheduled to December 2000. A report will be provided to the Bureau for examination at its twenty-fifth session.
The Committee encouraged the State Parties to proceed with the preparation of the management plan and furnish a progress report by 15 April 2001. It decided to retain the property in the List of World Heritage in Danger.
The Committee may wish to adopt the following:
“The Committee encourages the authorities to proceed with the preparation of the management plan and to report on the progress made by 15 April 2001. The Committee decides to retain the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.”
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Degradation of the structures
Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 1988 -2004
Threats to the Site:
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”).