The aims of this project are to substantially improve the state of preservation of the Bamiyan site, to ensure the long term consolidation of the site, to increase the national capacity in the conservation of cultural heritage, and to create a basis for the inception of cultural tourism in Bamiyan.
Phase II of the project was begun in May 2005 and will build on the results from the first phase carried out in 2003 and 2004. In light of the continuation of safeguarding activities in 2006, the UNESCO Kabul Office, in close cooperation with the Afghan Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, is organizing the Fourth Expert Working Group on the Preservation of the Bamiyan Site in order to review work already carried out, to set priorities, to secure funding and to coordinate activities to be implemented next year. This technical meeting is scheduled to take place from 7 to 10 December 2005 in Kabul.
|Lead Organization / Sector / Office||World Heritage Centre and UNESCO Kabul Office|
|Donor country||Government of Japan|
|Total Project Cost||US$ 1,408,060|
|Associated Organization(s)||ICOMOS; National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo; PASCO; Aachen University, Germany; RODIO|