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Macau’s Historic Centre not at risk

UNESCO is concerned about the “visual integrity” of Macau’s World Heritage due to the city’s rapid development and the lack of an urban plan. However, the possibility of removing the Historic Centre of Macau from the World Heritage List is not a possibility for discussion, assured Kishore Rao, director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre.

The World Heritage Committee’s main concern for the Historic Centre of Macau relates to development projects that are being implemented or proposed in areas surrounding the buffer zones of the World Heritage property, “which might have a negative impact on its visual integrity,” the head of the committee said in a written reply to Portuguese news agency Lusa.

In July, this same committee urged Macau to develop appropriate legal and planning instruments to protect its cultural heritage, incorporating its urban planning.

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