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Action Plan for the World Heritage Site of Qadisha Valley (Bkerke, 15/12/2015)‎

Under the patronage of His Beatitude Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, UNESCO Regional Office in Beirut organized in cooperation with the Lebanese National Commission a seminar for the adoption of the Action Plan for the World Heritage Site of Qadisha Valley, in the presence of the Minister of Culture Mr. Raymond Araygi, MPs Mrs. Setrida Geagea and Mr. Elie Keyrouz, as well as mayors and senior officals from Becharré and Zgharta municipalities.

The seminar represented a main platform during which all relevant stakeholders discussed the key issues raised in the UNESCO Action Plan to manage the World Heritage site of Qadisha Valley.

Following the opening statements, technical experts from UNESCO, the Ministry of Culture, and from the Valley, made a series of presentations explaining the newly endorsed management plan, as well as the valley features, including the different roads and entrances; Existing infrastructure; Heritage inventory; Natural disasters management plan; and organizing the entrance to the valley.

 

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