State of Conservation (SOC)
Historic City of Meknes (2000)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
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June 2000: mission
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Current conservation issues
In June 2000, a mission to the site revealed the existence of problems relating to the ramparts of the City:
· Urban problems, where in spite of a management plan in the process of being approved, numerous and on-the-spot decisions are being taken by the administration to the detriment of the preservation of the site;
· Structural problems, where the ramparts are threatened by natural degradation (rains, rising of capillary waters) and by degradation of human origin (canals disturbing the foundations, partial demolition for illicit construction, breaches for roads and vibration due to automobiles).
The report proposed a long-term plan in several stages to solve the problem permanently. It also recommended proceeding immediately with the implementation of emergency repair works and a maintenance plan spread over a period of time, due to the importance of the works and their costs.
Analysis and Conclusion
No draft Decision
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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”).