On 3 August 2016, the Director of the World Heritage Centre and the Home and Cultural Affairs Secretary of Bhutan, Mr Sonam Topgay, launched a two year UNESCO – Japan Funds in Trust project for South Asian Cultural Landscape Initiatives in Thimphu, Bhutan.

The launch took place at the successful conclusion of the Workshop for Cultural Landscape and Sustaining its Significance – Bhutan 2016 held in Paro and Thimphu, Bhutan, from 12 July to 3 August 2016. The workshop supported the development of management frameworks for two selected cultural landscape sites in Paro, Bhutan.

For more information, please read: "Saving cultural landscape; a race against time".