UNESCO withdraws Liverpool from World Heritage List

-    A Monitor Desk Report  Date: 26 July, 2021 | 408 Views

Dhaka: In the 18th and 19th centuries, the northern English port city of Liverpool was one of the biggest trading centers in the world. The city had a significant role in the development of Great Britain.

This is perfectly reflected at six sites in Liverpool's historic center and harbor area, which every year welcome plentiful tourists. Hence, in 2004, UNESCO added these sites to the World Heritage List. However, now, the UNESCO committee has announced in late July to withdraw the city from the World Heritage status.

The UNESCO Committee pointed out the reason, saying, numerous construction projects have caused Liverpool to lose its character – the decisive factor in its classification as a World Heritage Site.

The committee's move to withdraw Liverpool's World Heritage status had been in the buildup for some years now.

Due to the "Liverpool Waters" urban development project, the construction of high-rise buildings, new infrastructure projects, and a new stadium for Everton FC soccer club, Liverpool had already been on the list of endangered sites since 2012 as a maritime trading city.

Since the city refused to move away from its plans, UNESCO has now finally revoked its title.

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