Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Arequipa Colca Valley attempts to become World Cultural Heritage

The manager of the Colca Autonomous Authority (Autocolca), Jorge Luis Talavera, announced he will submit a dossier to the Unesco for Colca Valley’s nomination as World Natural Cultural Heritage.
Talavera said he will submit the document next year, through the appropriate national channels, in order that the Colca is included in that category after considering that it fulfills the necessary requirements.
He noted that the first step to request the declaration began a few months ago when Arequipa authorities signed a cooperation agreement to develop the territorial conditioning plan of the place.
The commitment was signed between representatives of the regional government of Arequipa, the provincial municipality of Caylloma, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and Autocolca.
"The territorial conditioning plan will be ready next year, immediately after we will submit the dossier to the Unesco through national channels," Talavera said.
He added that the territorial conditioning plan is an important document for the development of the valley, which will be implemented with support from regional and international entities.

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