Committee Decisions

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.

 

Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Zambia Zimbabwe
Session: 18COM