Today, the Heritage Authority in Saudi Arabia stressed the start of implementing the decision to protect urban heritage buildings and limit their deterioration in all regions of Saudi Arabia, in implementation of Cabinet Resolution No. , where a second paragraph was added stating that (The Commission may, when it is proven that the condition of any archaeological site, urban or folk heritage site, or historical building, or buildings or lands adjacent to recorded immovable monuments have deteriorated, as a result of its owner’s continued violation of the provisions of the law or regulations, Taking any of the measures to stop the deterioration and repair the necessary damage at the expense of its owner, whenever it is proven that he is able to bear the costs resulting from taking any of those measures.
In accordance with the decision, the authority will work to assess the current situation of buildings of historical and urban value classified in the urban heritage registry and determine the mechanism for preserving them by the owners in accordance with the procedures followed, and in accordance with the new regulatory amendments and the executive plan to activate the decision.
The authority provided an electronic platform at the link: https://contactcenter.moc.gov.sa/#!/, which enables owners of archaeological sites, urban or folk heritage sites, historical buildings, or buildings and lands adjacent to fixed monuments registered in the National Heritage Register. From applying on the platform and benefiting from technical and supervisory support for heritage sites.
The Heritage Authority aims from the draft resolution (680) to frame and organize the process of preserving urban heritage sites, and formulate it according to clear and specific procedures, which contribute to raising the efficiency of conservation and maintenance operations, and work to highlight the efforts of citizens and their role in participating in protecting the national heritage at the level of the Kingdom’s regions, including Helps alert those who are not interested in some of the owners of classified urban heritage buildings and sites.