Thursday, March 7, 2013


UNESCO: We are concerned about Berat and Gjirokastra, will introduce the black list

After Butrint risk Berat and Gjirokastra

Blacklist is currently Butrint, which has suffered severe damage if not maintained properly. But this list may include Berat and Gjirokastra, which are being destroyed by illegal constructions

The World Heritage Committee, UNESCO has expressed concern about the state of the two cities declared World Heritage, Berat and Gjirokastra.

They have written to the Minister of Culture, Aldo, for the situation where the following cities, warning that they will be included in the list of world heritage sites in danger.

Also expressed concern about Butrint.

"The World Heritage Committee expressed concern about illegal construction and lack of maintenance in Berat and Gjirokastra. Committee sent a letter to the Minister of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports, listing all measures to be taken before the UNESCO meeting in June this year, when discussing whether Gjirokastra and Berat will enter the blacklist of "Heritage World at risk. "

Butrint archaeological zone is already on this list, as the area has shown severe injuries due to poor management and conservation. Berat and Gjirokastra main concern relates to the lack of government control over illegal construction that kill cities. In a letter to the Minister of Tourism, the Committee expressed concern that no progress has been made in introducing a program of archaeological interventions in the event of implementation of major restorations, as well as the lack of an overall plan against fire.

Furthermore, the Committee urges the Albanian government to undertake a major restoration project at Portland Castle, "said UNESCO notice.

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