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Gov’t to continue following Unesco recommendations

At its 139th session, the Government decided to carry out further Unesco recommendations to keep the Ohrid region on its World Heritage list, according to an official press release.

Skopje, 11 June 2019 (MIA) – At its 139th session, the Government decided to carry out further Unesco recommendations to keep the Ohrid region on its World Heritage list, according to an official press release.

In line with Unesco Reactive monitoring mission’s report conclusions, top officials will form a working group to prepare an analysis of an alternative route for the Corridor 8 railway as well as for the A2 highway between Trebenishta and Struga, the release reads.

Proposed solutions are to be delivered to the Government through Jan. 15, 2020.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications will cooperate with Galichica National Park and the municipalities of Ohrid, Struga, and Debrca to submit a list of illegal buildings across the region and to submit it to the Government through Sept. 1, 2019.

The Ministries of Environment and of Culture will develop a plan for managing the Ohrid region’s natural and cultural heritage in line with Unesco’s World Heritage Center recommendations and submit it to the Government through Dec. 1, 2019.

Meanwhile, the Government has urged Ohrid and Struga to adopt Unesco’s recommendations so the Ohrid region can remain on its protected heritage list, the release adds. mr/20:57

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