Decision : 33 COM 7B.66
Old Town of Lijiang (China) (C 811)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.67, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008),

3. Notes the continued efforts made by the State Party to improve management of the property, and its timely response to the requests made by the World Heritage Committee;

4. Requests the State Party to:

a) Complete as a matter of urgency the comprehensive Conservation Master Plan,

b) Consider a re-submission of a request for minor modification to the buffer zones and the possibility of an extension to the boundaries of the property in order to protect the property and the area between its three components,

c) Continue to strengthen the capacity of the World Cultural Heritage Management Bureau to implement and coordinate more effectively these planning initiatives;

5. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, a report on the state of conservation of the property, including information on the progress made in implementing the actions mentioned above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: China
Properties: Old Town of Lijiang
Year: 2009
Decision Code: 33 COM 7B.66