Committee Decisions

37 COM 7 B.60

Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains (China) (C 705)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B,

2.  Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.62 , adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

3.  Notes with concern that a project to raise the Yuzhen Palace above the levels of the raised Danjiangkou Reservoir was planned in 2007 and implemented since 2012 without details being provided to the World Heritage Committee,  in accordance with Paragraph 172 of Operational Guidelines ;

4.  Also notes that as result of the project, the Yuzhen Palace will become an island within the enlarged reservoir instead of being connected to the foot of the mountain, and that its relationship with the landscape and with other buildings within the property would be compromised;

5.  Requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM reactive monitoring mission to assess the potential negative impact of the project on the Outstanding Universal Value, including authenticity and integrity of the property and to review the management system for the property as well as progress with the implementation of a Management Plan;

6.  Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2014 , an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 38th session in 2014. 

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-13/37.COM/7B
Themes: Reports, Operational Guidelines, Outstanding Universal Value
States Parties: China
Session: 37COM