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Decision 35 COM 7B.93
Upper Middle Rhine Valley (Germany) (C 1066)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.87 adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010),

3. Welcomes the information provided by the State Party on the progress towards the development of a Master Plan for the property that will set out how its Outstanding Universal Value will be sustained, and how the property might develop in a sustainable way in relation to traffic, noise pollution and demographic and economic developments;

4. Notes the details provided by the State Party for taking forward the spatial planning procedures for the bridge;

5. Recalls the need for any bridge development to be part of the overall sustainable development of the property;

6. Requests the State Party to finalize and submit to the World Heritage Centre for review the Master Plan before finalizing details of a bridge project in order that traffic and transport development are embedded in the overall sustainable approach to the property;

7. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2013, 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 37th session in 2013.

Decision Code
35 COM 7B.93
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2011 Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Decisions Adopted by the Word Heritage Committee at its 35th Session (UNESCO, 2011)
Context of Decision