Ohrid Lake in UNESCO, Albania Submits the Documents
Albanian Daily News
Published February 3, 2018
Albania has officially submitted to the UNESCO center in Paris the candidacy file for the inclusion of Albanian part of Lake Ohrid on the world heritage list of natural and cultural heritage. The documentation was submitted after a long preparatory work by the Ministry of Tourism and the Environment, which cooperated for this process with various experts and institutions of the country.
The work for the inclusion of the Albanian section of Ohrid Lake in UNESCO's world heritage started since 2012. The Macedonian section, which covers two-thirds of the lake’s surface, is in fact part of this heritage since 1979.
Albania counts some national wealth bearing the UNESCO passport such as Butrint, Gjirokastra and Berat, but also the South Albanian iso-polyphony which is included in the list of masterpieces of oral and abstract cultures of the world.