The Seven Monument Zones of the Kathmandu Valley
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The Seven Monument Zones of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal were inscribed as a World Heritage Site as early as 1979. In2003, howeverit was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger due to the loss of traditional vernacular heritage and the threat of uncontrolled development. In 2007, with international support and expertise, the Integrated Management Plan of the Kathmandu Valley was

prepared in close cooperation between the Department of Archaeology of Nepal and the local authorities and site managers, which defined the approach and strategies for the preservation of the Outstanding Universal Value of the property through the improvement of existing institutional, legal and economic frameworks.


The process is defined by the sixteen documents that comprise the Integrated Management Plan. The Integrated Management Framework is the official document that has been adopted by the State Party, which is supplemented by a working document, the Integrated Plan of Action. And the Management Handbooks have also been prepared for each of the seven Monument Zones, each supplemented by individual Plans of Action. These documents are to be reviewed and revised every five years. To some degree, this management plan can be commended because it intended clearly to work to modify and improve an existing management system, and because the focus on “integrated” has ensured pragmatic attention to fitting its objectives and operational activities into existing legal, institutional and economic frameworks.



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