KATHMANDU: Nepal will be lobbing to maintain the world heritage site status of the Kathmandu valley, after the UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee proposed to list the valley as ‘World Heritage in Danger’.
Nepali officials are scheduled to take part at the World Heritage Committee 43rd session to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from June 30.
The Department of Archaeology said they had prepared a comprehensive report to lobby for removing Kathmandu valley from proposed ‘World Heritage in Danger.’
This is not the first time that committee has proposed to list Kathmandu valley as World Heritage in Danger. It was also proposed after the 2015 earthquake as Nepal slowed effort to rebuild the heritage destroyed by the earthquake.
Damodar Gautam, director general at the department said that they were confident that the committee would vote in Nepal’s favour after hearing our success story of rebuilding the heritage sites.
Representatives of 21 committee member countries will participate in the conference. The decision made by majority will be final regarding enlisting sites as ‘World Heritage in Danger.’
A team comprising Mohan Krishna Sapkota, Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and Gautam are scheduled to take part at the committee meeting in Baku.