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Decision 45 COM 7B.116
Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá (Panama) (C 790bis)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/23/45.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 44 COM 7B.168 adopted at its extended 44th session (Fuzhou/online, 2021),
  3. Notes that the State Party submitted a nomination dossier that would transform the sites into component parts of a serial property under the name of “Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá” to the World Heritage Centre;
  4. Requests the State Party to provide reports on:
    1. The status of all planned, ongoing or recently finalized construction projects,
    2. The way these projects are affected by the new legal and planning framework,
    3. Their (potential) impact on the newly defined values of the property components within the framework of the “Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá”;
  5. Also requests a detailed account of the state of conservation of the main elements of the two property components, with a clear definition of baseline data to which any changes can be compared and evaluated;
  6. Urges the State Party to finalize the processes necessary to make new laws, plans (Decision 44 COM 7B.168, paragraphs 7 a-d) and programmes operative and further requests a report on the advances;
  7. Finally requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2024, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 47th session.
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