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Unesco suggests emergency measures in Machu Picchu
By Manuel Vigo
May 25, 2012
A group of UNESCO conservation specialists have said it is necessary to apply emergency measures to the buffer zone around the Machu Picchu archaeological site, and the town of Aguas Calientes.
Nuria Sanz, head of UNESCO for Latin America, said the buffer zone was being threatened by the construction of an alternate road to the archeological site, and suggested further studies be done by specialists in water infrastructure, geodynamics, and communication.
Sanz said regional authorities should ensure the buffer zone experiences orderly economic growth, and said the area show not become ‘Aguas Calientes II’.
"You have to create a dynamic that allows control of the site, of respect for the authorities, for the efforts made; respect to the tourist and related services to their visit," Sanz was quoted as saying by Peru21.
She also said further studies should be done regarding a new entrance to the archeological site, as part of a new management plan, given that conditions had changed in the past few years.
Sanz said work on a new master plan would begin after UNESCO received information from the Machu Picchu Management Unit.
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Total coments: 3
Commented By: WanderingBear
On: May 25, 2012. 3:48 pm
Of course this will become "AC II" EVERY entrance to EVERY monument has a rapidly growing collection of hawkers, market stalls & touts. Why would anyone think that the end of any new road to Machu Picchu would be any different in Peru, or anywhere else in South America, for that matter. I am sure any UNESCO report will simply get filed away in a draw with the rest of them, while things carry on as normal.
Commented By: NYpoodle
On: May 26, 2012. 1:44 am
I agree with you Bear, but hopefully the government will do something about it.
Commented By: email@example.com
On: June 26, 2012. 7:18 pm
HOPE THAT THE UNESCO REPORT WILL BE HEARD! PLEASE, HEAR WHAT UNESCO SAID AND JUST DO IT!!! DID YOU HEAR? MACHU PICCHU IS IN REAL DANGER!!!
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