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Decision 28 COM 15B.59
Borobudur Temple Compounds

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having been informed of the activities carried out under the extra-budgetary project funded by the Japanese Government at the property,
  2. Thanks the State Party for its dedication in the safeguarding of the property, as well as the Government of Japan for its generous contribution towards the development of community participation at the property;
  3. Acknowledges the renewed efforts of the State Party to improve the management of the property and to implement the recommendations of the July 2003 Experts Meeting;
  4. Encourages the State Party to further involve local communities in the management and presentation of the property through educational and promotional activities;
  5. Reiterates its recommendation to ban major road developments within Zones 1 to 3, although improvement of existing roads may be permitted, and to halt any construction of major commercial shopping centres near the property and within any of the protective zones;
  6. Reaffirms its opposition to the erection of the proposed new tourist entrance and retail precinct (Jagad Jawa) in Zone 3, at the western extremity of the site;
  7. Requests the State Party to submit, by 1 February 2005, a detailed report on the long-term management and development strategy proposed for the property, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 29th session in 2005. This report should include progress achieved in the implementation of the following recommendations:
    1. detailed information on the existing or proposed co-ordination mechanisms between the different management authorities responsible for the management of the property, and between them and the national authorities,
    2. proposed visitor management plan to mitigate the effects of high visitor pressure on the property’s long-term sustainability;
    3. proposed medium and long-term strategy for the sustainable development of the property, including consultations with the local communities and commercial activities on-site;
  8. Further requests the State Party to consider revising, in close consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, the World Heritage boundaries of the property in view of the results of the on going research mentioned.
Decision Code
28 COM 15B.59
Focal Point
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2004 Borobudur Temple Compounds
Decisions of the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee
Context of Decision