Decision : 32 COM 7B.93
Upper Middle Rhine Valley (Germany) (C 1066)
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add,
2. Notes with satisfaction the State Party's action in involving the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS in their reflection with regard to the Rhine crossing project and in the preservation of the Outstanding Universal Value of the property;
3. Requests the State Party to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment of the Rhine crossing options, as well as to prepare an additional transport plan to evaluate in a more detailed manner the feasibility of possible construction and traffic management, whilst respecting the Outstanding Universal Value of the property;
4. Requests moreover the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, an updated report on progress in its reflections concerning the Rhine crossing for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009.