The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) aims to complete the draft of administrative regulations for property protection and the management plan for the historic district of Macau by the end of this year. It also plans to build a real-time monitoring system in the historic district.
The bureau will build a monitoring center equipped to carry out real-time monitoring of the world heritage district. This will provide timely feedback on the safety status of world heritage sites.
According to the IC, Macau’s report on the protection of the historic district, submitted to UNESCO by the Macau government, was approved in July at the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan.
One of the points on this year’s agenda was to consider a draft on the protection status of various world heritage sites. This year’s projects involved the Great Wall, Hangzhou West Lake and Macau’s historic district.
As the three projects are not urgent or involve serious protection and management issues, the committee approved the report directly at the meeting.
In 2017 and 2018, the IC submitted a report to UNESCO to explain the construction of a high-rise in front of Guia Light House. The IC claims that the committee has not submitted any different views to Macau on the matter. JZ