Committee Decisions

28 COM 15B.59

Borobudur Temple Compounds

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having been informed of the activities carried out under the extra-budgetary
project funded by the Japanese Government at the property,

2. Thanks the State Party for its dedication in the safeguarding of the property, as
well as the Government of Japan for its generous contribution towards the
development of community participation at the property;

3. Acknowledges the renewed efforts of the State Party to improve the
management of the property and to implement the recommendations of the
July 2003 Experts Meeting;

4. Encourages the State Party to further involve local communities in the
management and presentation of the property through educational and
promotional activities;

5. Reiterates its recommendation to ban major road developments within Zones 1
to 3, although improvement of existing roads may be permitted, and to halt any
construction of major commercial shopping centres near the property and
within any of the protective zones;

6. Reaffirms its opposition to the erection of the proposed new tourist entrance
and retail precinct (Jagad Jawa) in Zone 3, at the western extremity of the site;

7. Requests the State Party to submit, by 1 February 2005, a detailed report on the
long-term management and development strategy proposed for the property,
for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 29th session in 2005.
This report should include progress achieved in the implementation of the
following recommendations:

a) detailed information on the existing or proposed co-ordination mechanisms
between the different management authorities responsible for the
management of the property, and between them and the national

b) proposed visitor management plan to mitigate the effects of high visitor
pressure on the property’s long-term sustainability;

c) proposed medium and long-term strategy for the sustainable development
of the property, including consultations with the local communities and
commercial activities on-site;

8. Further requests the State Party to consider revising, in close consultation with
the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, the World Heritage
boundaries of the property in view of the results of the on going research

Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: APA
States Parties: Indonesia
Session: 28COM