Urgent work required for the consolidation of Quito's monuments damaged by the earthquake
25. The Committee,
- examined the requests presented in document SC-87/CONF.005/7;
- noted that the Bureau had met on 09 December 1987 to consider these requests and, in accordance with the procedure set out in paragraphs 69 to 91 of the Operational Guidelines, had approved the requests amounting to no more than $30,000;
- decided to approve the other requests taking into account of the Bureau's recommendations. The requests approved are as follows:
China (People's Rep. of) for drawing up safeguarding plans for the cultural sites inscribed on the World Heritage List: $25,000
- Tassili N'Ajjer (Algeria) for equipment and consultant services to prepare a large scale project to implement the management plan: $17,000
- Dja Faunal Reserve (Cameroon) as a contribution to the adoption and implementation of the draft management plan: $30,000
- Petra (Jordan) as a contribution towards research work on weathering and subsequent protection of the property: $50,000
- Selous Game Reserve (Tanzania) for equipment for anti-poaching measures: $50,000
- Istanbul (Turkey) for equipment: $30,000
- Durmitor National Park (Yugoslavia) for equipment for research on forest die-back and related conservation problems: $50,000
- Khami Ruins National Monument (Zimbabwe) for safeguarding work: $25,000
- Brazil: for training in the conservation and restoration of historic areas: $40,000
- China: as a contribution to the programme for the training of natural heritage conservation specialists: $30,000
- For a study tour in Côte d'Ivoire for African francophone students at the Montpellier training course on forest and fauna protection: $30,000
- Haiti: for training courses at the National History Park-Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers: $25,000
- Mexico: for the training of specialists responsible for the conservation of cultural sites included in the World Heritage List: $42,000
Ecuador, Quito: for the urgent work required for the consolidation of monuments damaged by the earthquake: $70,000
Total: $70,000Read more about the decision
27. The Bureau,
- reviewed document SC-87/CONF.004/7 on technical cooperation requests submitted by States Parties and
- made the following recommendations:
- People's Republic of China
a) The Bureau noted that the Jixian/Tianjian Area, for which US$30,000 has been requested for supporting geological research, has not been recommended for inscription on the World Heritage List.
b) In relation to the requests for training of specialists in management of natural heritage (US$80,000) and the research studies on the Imperial Palace (US$35,000) and Caves of Mogao (US$52,000), the Bureau noted that the Secretariat will be examining details with the Chinese authorities and report back to the Committee.
The Bureau recommended that the Committee approve the allocation of US$50,000 for the purchase of field and laboratory equipment which would help in ecosystem conservation work at Durmitor National Park.
The Bureau recommended that the Committee approve an allocation of US$70,000 for restoration of monuments in the Historic Centre of Quito, Ecuador, which were damaged by the recent earthquake.
The Bureau approved the release of US$30,000 immediately, under emergency assistance.
In considering the request for US$114,576 for improving the protection of the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve, the Bureau decided to approve an initial amount of US$30,000.
As for the remaining amount (US$84,576), the Bureau asked the Secretariat to contact the Honduran authorities to assess priorities for international assistance projects for this natural property which had already received considerable support from the World Heritage Fund.
The Bureau approved US$25,000 for the organization of a workshop on the conservation of tropical forests. In this connection, the Bureau expressed the wish that the meeting would result in the drawing up of nominations to the World Heritage List.Read more about the decision