Decision : CONF 003 IX
SOC: Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls (Zambia/Zimbabwe)
Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe)
The World Heritage Centre was informed by letter of 5 August 1994 from the National Heritage Conservation commission of Zambia that the proposal to build the Batoka Dam was dropped. The Batoka Gorge Hydro Electric Scheme would have had a major environmental impact on the World Heritage site and would have flooded the Batoka Gorge of the Zambezi River, a two million year old unique geological and geomorphological formation.
The Committee commended the Government of Zambia on the decisions taken to ensure the integrity of this World Heritage site.