State of Conservation (SOC)
Kathmandu Valley (2001)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
There have been UNESCO Funds-in-Trust projects funded by the Government of Japan and activities supported by the UNESCO Division of Cultural Heritage within the framework of the International Safeguarding Campaign (see Information Document WHC-99/CONF.204/INF.13). Other earmarked voluntary contributions to the UNESCO World Heritage Fund from NGOs (US$ 90,000) and private sector donors (US$ 20,000) for pilot project implementation have been mobilized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre for enhanced management of the Kathmandu Valley site.
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:315,679USD
|1998||Preparing a full inventory of 120 buildings within the ...||20,000 USD|
|1998||On site promotion activity at Kathmandu||5,000 USD|
|1998||Structural survey of the 55 Windows Palace building in the ...||19,800 USD|
|1997|| Joint UNESCO-ICOMOS-Government of Nepal team to conduct a ...
Reapproval: 08 Apr, 1999 (n°1141 - 2,550 USD)
|1997||Studies on traditional architecture, construction and ...||28,000 USD|
|1997||Emergency assistance for Degu Taleju Mandir Monument in Patan, ...||19,969 USD|
|1997||Training Course for the Recording and Documentation of the Seven ...||14,000 USD|
|1994||Costs of a resident International Technical Advisor for 6 months ...||52,000 USD|
|1994||Financial contribution for the restoration of Patukva Agamchen ...||20,600 USD|
|1994||Financial contribution for the restoration of Degu Taleju Mandir ...||24,310 USD|
|1989||Work and equipment for the restoration of the roof of the Patan ...||14,000 USD|
|1989||Urgent works for the restoration of the roof of the Patan Temple ...||20,000 USD|
|1980||Additional financial assistance for Swayambhu Temple in Kathmandu ...||13,000 USD|
|1979||Financial assistance for the consolidation of Swayambhu Temple in ...||30,000 USD|
November 1993: UNESCO / ICOMOS joint mission; October 1999: World Heritage Centre mission; September 2000: High level mission
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
- Collapse of the roof of the Patan Temple (issue resolved)
- Need to revise the implementation of the Action Plan
- Need for restoration/consolidation works
- Traffic pressures
Current conservation issues
At the time of the preparation of this working document, no new information had been received by the Centre.
Analysis and Conclusion
The Bureau may wish to examine information that will be provided at the time of its session and take the appropriate decision thereupon.
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Detailed List of SOC reports
Need for restoration/consolidation works
Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 2003 -2007
Threats to the Site:
The exceptional architectural design of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur is gradually disappearing due to uncontrolled urban development.
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”).