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Decision 44 COM 7B.55
Aphrodisias (Turkey) (C 1519)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 41 COM 8B.28, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017),
  3. Takes note of the progress accomplished by the State Party, and requests it to continue working on the issues identified at the time of inscription, including by:
    1. As a priority, submitting a fully revised Management Plan to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies prior to its adoption,
    2. Providing for the legal protection for the entirety of the buffer zone by considering the extension of the 3rd Degree Conservation Zone to encompass all of the buffer zone,
    3. Clarifying the relationship of the monitoring programme to the state of conservation of the quarry component and implementing a conservation programme, including remedial conservation measures, within that component,
    4. Further implementing the drainage rehabilitation plan to provide an effective framework to solve the problems caused by rising ground water inside the walled city,
    5. In relation to the sewerage and infrastructure works carried out in the buffer zone northeast of the walled city component, clarifying if this is a ‘compulsory infrastructure’ and whether an impact study was carried out prior to this work; and if so, how was the impact of ‘compulsory infrastructure’ assessed,
    6. Developing a full fire prevention plan, including provision for a permanent fire suppression system and submitting it to the World Heritage Centre;
  4. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2022, 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 46th session.
Decision Code
44 COM 7B.55
States Parties 1
Properties 1
State of conservation reports
2021 Aphrodisias
Decisions adopted at the 44th extended session of the World Heritage Committee
Context of Decision