The World Heritage Committee ,
1. Expresses its appreciation to the State Party for the information provided on the Elbe Waterway Project;
2. Expresses concern for the degradation of the natural environment and the buildings of the Garden Kingdom due to the flooding;
3. Requests the State Party to provide information to the World Heritage Centre should the authorities of Saxony-Anhalt take any steps towards continuing the Elbe construction project.
4. Further requests the State Party to provide information to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2004 on the current conditions and the rehabilitation works on the World Heritage property in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.
 Decision adopted without discussion.