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Butrint

Albania
Factors affecting the property in 1996*
  • Financial resources
  • Other Threats:

    Need for monitoring of the situation at the site

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1996
Requests approved: 1 (from 1996-1996)
Total amount approved : 6,000 USD
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1996

Studies and minor restoration works are presently being carried out at Butrinti. These activities are funded by UNESCO (PROCEED) and the British Butrinti Foundation. In addition, The World Bank is conducting major studies related to the economic development (tourism) of the Albanian Ionic Coast around the World Heritage site, that is across the Strait from Corfu. Albania has made a request for technical assistance for monitoring these activities.

Action Required

The Bureau commended the Albanian authorities for their efforts. In addition, it recommended that the Committee be kept informed about the on-going activities.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1996

Studies and minor restoration works have been carried out at Butrint. These activities were funded by UNESCO (PROCEED) and the British Butrint Foundation. In addition, the World Bank is continuing its studies related to the economic development (tourism) of the Albanian Ionic Coast around the World Heritage site that is across the straight from Corfu. Albania's request for technical assistance was approved by the Chairperson, but the activity was not enacted because Albania has not paid its due to the World Heritage Fund. Notwithstanding the current financial situation of Albania with regard to the World Heritage Fund, there is an urgent need to have the situation at Butrint monitored by World Heritage experts; this is the opinion expressed by the Albanian authorities in their request for technical assistance.

Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 1996

The Bureau may wish to adopt the following text and transmit it to the Committee for noting:

“The World Heritage Centre explore with the Albanian authorities a way of solving the current difficulties so that a monitoring mission may be enacted in the near future. The Bureau requests that the Committee be kept informed about the on-going activities."

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1996
20 BUR IV.7
Butrinti (Albania)

The Bureau commended the Albanian authorities for their efforts. In addition, it recommended that the Committee be kept informed about the on-going activities.

20 COM VII.D.58
SOC noted by Committee: Butrinti (Albania)

VII.58 Butrinti (Albania)

At the twentieth extraordinary session of the Bureau, the Secretariat reported that major studies were being undertaken for tourism development of the World Heritage site of Butrinti and that Albania had made a request for technical cooperation for monitoring these activities, which, in the meantime, was approved by the Chairperson of the Committee. The assistance, however, could not be implemented due to the non-payment of the contributions to the World Heritage Fund.

The Bureau commended the Albanian authorities for their efforts at Butrinti, and recommended that the Director of the World Heritage Centre explore with the Albanian authorities a way of solving the current difficulties so that a monitoring mission may be enacted in the near future. The Bureau requested that the Committee be kept informed about the on-going activities.

Report year: 1996
Albania
Date of Inscription: 1992
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iii)
Danger List (dates): 1997-2005
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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