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Decision 30 COM 7B.65
State of Conservation (Borobudur Temple Compound)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.53, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),

3. Commends the national authorities for having cancelled the projects for major road developments, commercial complexes and a retail precinct in the vicinity of the World Heritage property, as well as for the significant improvements in the management of visitors within the core area of the property;

4. Requests the State Party not to implement the proposed commercial street development along the road on the northern edge of zone 2 of the World Heritage property;

5. Also requests the State Party to conduct an impact assessment of the asphalt mixing plant to determine whether or not it could cause any damage to the values of the World heritage property and, if in the affirmative, to take the appropriate measures to remove or mitigate the involved risks;

6. Further requests the State Party to review the legal and institutional framework for the protection and management of the World Heritage property and its surrounding area, along the lines indicated in the report of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Mission. To this end, the State Party should accomplish, within one year, the following benchmark tasks:

a) Elaborate a draft of the Presidential Decree to be revised, developed through a preliminary consultation among all concerned parties, and according to the concept outlined in the report of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Mission;

b) Develop a detailed design proposal, including plans and elevations at the adequate scale, for the improvement of the entry area;

c) Improve the interpretation at the site Museum according to the standard of the Ship Museum, and provide brochures in foreign languages at the latter, including reference to the status of Borobudur as a World Heritage property and the reasons why it was inscribed on the World Heritage List;

d) Develop and put in place a specific diagnostic monitoring programme aimed at identifying the cause for the increasing rate of deterioration of the stone, if necessary with assistance from the World Heritage Centre;

7. Requests moreover the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1February2007, a report including information on the progress achieved in the implementation of the recommendations contained in the report of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Mission, as well as of the specific benchmarks indicated in paragraph 6 above, for the consideration of the Committee at its 31st session in 2007.

Decision Code
30 COM 7B.65
Focal Point
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2006 Borobudur Temple Compounds
Decisions Adopted at the 30th Session of the World Heritage Committee (Vilnius, 2006) / Without Annexes
Context of Decision