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Historic Centre of Sighişoara

Romania
Factors affecting the property in 2004*
  • Housing
  • Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
  • Major linear utilities
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Urban Pressure.

Additional Details:

Project for the building of a theme park - "Dracula Park" - in the vicinity of the World Heritage site.

International Assistance: requests for the property until 2004
Requests approved: 1 (from 2004-2004)
Total amount approved : 20,000 USD
2004 Revitalisation du Centre Historique de Sighisoara (Approved)   20,000 USD
Missions to the property until 2004**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2004

The representatives of the Romanian Ministry of Culture confirmed during a meeting with the World Heritage Centre on 11 October 2003 the official decision of the national authorities to relocate the proposed Dracula theme park, which was planned in the immediate vicinity of the World Heritage site, to the city of Snagov, 40 km away from Bucharest.

 

On 13 October 2003 the State Party submitted a brief report that outlines a number of urban development projects and conservation activities being carried out within the property. Examples of major restoration work include Biserica din Deal Church and Casa cu Cerb house, Building at Piaţa Cetǎţii No 6 and 13, Scolii Street No 4-6 as well as Turnul cu ceas History Museum and Turnul Fierarilor Tower. Future conservation plans include infrastructure development such as natural gas supply, water and sewage network as well as underground cable network for electricity and television services. It is not clear, however, from this short report whether the conservation efforts undertaken have taken into account the comments made by ICOMOS on the restoration and conservation of the property as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 27th session.

 

Although the State Party submitted an International Assistance (technical co-operation) request for the revitalization of the Historic Centre of Sighisoara in 2003, the World Heritage Centre could only begin to process this request in March 2004 when the State Party settled its dues to the World Heritage Fund for 2003.

 

At the time of the preparation of the document the State Party had not started the preparation of a conservation and management plan that includes a tourism management plan, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 27th Session in 2003.

 

The World Heritage Centre has been informed that a meeting foreseen by the Mihai Eminescu Trust in conjunction with the World Bank, to include all the stakeholders of the site, is scheduled to take place by the end of 2004. 

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2004
28 COM 15B.94

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Taking note of the progress made with regard to restoration projects and protection measures for the World Heritage property,

2. Regrets that the State Party has not been able to provide an overall management plan, including management of tourism for the property and urges the State Party that the preparation of such plan be undertaken as soon as possible;

3. Further urges the State Party to implement the activities foreseen under the International Assistance granted through the World Heritage Fund in order to enhance the state of conservation of the property;

4. Requests the State Party to provide to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2005 a report on the state of conservation of the property in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 29th session in 2005.

Draft Decision:28 COM 15B.94

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Taking note of the progress made with regard to restoration projects and protection measures for the World Heritage property,

2.  Regrets that the State Party has not been able to provide an overall management plan, including management of tourism for the property and urges that the preparation of such plan be undertaken as soon as possible;   

3.  Urges the State Party to implement the activities foreseen under the International Assistance granted through the World Heritage Fund in order to enhance the state of conservation of the property;

4.  Requests the State Party to provide to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2005 a report on the state of conservation of the property in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 29th session in 2005. 

Report year: 2004
Romania
Date of Inscription: 1999
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iii)(v)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 28COM (2004)
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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