Sponsored by Living in Peru Real Estate
UNESCO evaluates Machu Picchu conservation
Machu Picchu (Photo: Andina/Archive)
By Manuel Vigo
May 23, 2012
A group of UNESCO conservation experts traveled to Cusco on Monday, in order to verify Machu Picchu’s preservation, and follow up on recommendations the organization made last year.
The conservation experts visited Machu Picchu on Wednesday, and inspected the Inca citadel’s access routes. The UNESCO team evaluated the Machu Picchu route from Aguas Calientes, and the route from Santa Teresa, Andina reported.
The experts studied the alternate Santa Teresa route, which requires tourists to travel across the Carrilluchayoc bridge. In Aguas Calientes the team examined the area’s urban growth and solid waste management infrastructure.
The UNESCO team is slated to meet with representatives from the Machu Picchu Management Unit on Thursday morning, to present a preliminary report of their findings, and then hold a press conference.
The group is also scheduled to meet with officials at the Ministry of Culture, in Lima on Friday.
Results from the study will be announced during UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting, which is scheduled to take place in June.
- Peru’s Toledo says controversial house purchase was funded by loan
- Peru’s Macho Train to restart service
- Peru: Arequipa airport closed over bomb threat
- Peru’s Kuczynski: ‘There are clear signs the economy is slowing’
- Peru’s Humala speaks of regional integration at Pacific Alliance summit
Leave a comment. It will be sent to a moderator for approval. We do not publish profanity or offensive remarks. We only publish comments in English.