Decision : 34 COM 7B.80
Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (C 946 rev)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.95, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

3. Also recalling the results and recommendations of the reactive monitoring missions of 2006 and 2007 and the expert mission of 2008,

4. Notes that the monitoring activities for structural stability of the bridge are being implemented by the Municipality of Mostar;

5. Acknowledges the receipt of the drawings for the revised design for the Hotel Ruza;

6. Requests the State Party to revise the drawings to ensure that no construction, of any kind is permitted above the fifth storey (ground floor plus four upper floors) of the proposed hotel building;

7. Considers that the new design as submitted to the World Heritage Centre, if the rooftop constructions are removed, will not have an overall negative impact on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property;

8. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, a progress report on the monitoring of revised drawings and construction works at the Hotel Ruza as well as the first results of the structural monitoring of the bridge for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year: 2010
Decision Code: 34 COM 7B.80