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Historic District of Old Québec

Canada
Factors affecting the property in 2004*
  • Housing
  • Human resources
  • Marine transport infrastructure
  • Other Threats:

    Risk of fire

Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Urban pressure

Additional Details:

Project for a cruise terminal at Pointe-à-Carcy

International Assistance: requests for the property until 2004
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2004

The requested progress report on the implementation of the recommended actions in the World Heritage property had not been received at the time of the preparation of this document. By letter of 26 February 2004, the Centre reminded the State Party of the requested submission of a progress report.

 

On 4 September 2003 the State Party informed the Centre about the reasons why it wishes to maintain postponing the nomination of an Extension of the World Heritage property. The planned extension would also have contributed to an enhanced protection of the property as currently inscribed. By letter of 23 January 2004, the Centre was informed by the municipal fire brigade of Québec City about its incapacity to assure a proper fire protection for the historic city centre, especially because of a lack of staff. The State Party has been asked for comments.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2004
28 COM 15B.85
Historic District of Québec (Canada)
The World Heritage Committee,

1. Noting that the State Party has postponed the nomination of an extension of the World Heritage property,

2. Regrets that the requested progress report was not submitted on time (Decision 27 COM 7B.60);

3. Requests the State Party to submit in due course a report on the World Heritage property’s state of conservation and the implementation of the actions foreseen;

4. Recommends the State Party to continue working in close consultation with ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre for the implementation of the actions foreseen in the framework of the Point-à-Carcy harbour project;

5. Further requests the State Party to provide a progress report on this matter by 1 February 2005 for review by the World Heritage Committee at its 29th session in 2005.

Draft Decision:  28 COM 15B.85

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Noting that the State Party has postponed the nomination of an extension of the World Heritage property,

2.  Regrets that the requested progress report was not submitted on time;

3.  Requests the State Party to submit in due course a report on the World Heritage property’s state of conservation and the implementation of the actions foreseen;

4.  Recommends the State Party to continue working in close consultation with ICOMOS and the Centre for the implementation of the actions foreseen in the framework of the Point-à-Carcy harbour  project;

5.  Further requests the State Party to provide a progress report on this matter by 1 February 2005 for review by the World Heritage Committee at its 29th session in 2005.

Report year: 2004
Canada
Date of Inscription: 1985
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iv)(vi)
Documents examined by the Committee
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Exports

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.


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