groundbreaking ceremony

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Noun1.groundbreaking ceremony - the ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction projectgroundbreaking ceremony - the ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
ceremony - the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion; "an inaugural ceremony"
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He will then proceed to Herat, Afghanistan, on the same day to attend the Afghan leg of the groundbreaking ceremony. The prime minister will also hold a bilateral meeting with the Afghan president after the ceremony.
At the groundbreaking ceremony, the tractor in which EZ was supposed to break ground, conked out.
While giving speech at the groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, COAS stated that by the establishment of Army check post new era of developments will be commenced.
Chemical industry has evolved into one of the leading production sectors of the Turkmenistan's economy, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov said at the groundbreaking ceremony of the carbamide plant in Garabogaz, the press service of the Government reported on August 19.
Tawazun Holding's vehicle manufacturer Nimr Automotive held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility for production of Nimr vehicles at the Tawazun Industrial Park, or TIP, in Abu Dhabi.
The Olympic gymnast donned a builder's hat for a groundbreaking ceremony at Springfield Park in West Derby, where the PS237m "Alder Hey in the Park" will be built.
ySLAMABAD (CyHAN)- Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, the chief minister of Punjab, Pakistan's most populous province, has expressed his hopes for boosting commercial relations between Pakistan and Turkey at the groundbreaking ceremony of a community center in Turkey's quake-hit province of Van that will be built with the support of Pakistan.
Saudi Organometallic Chemicals Company (SOCC) has held a groundbreaking ceremony to initiate construction of a new aluminium alkyls manufacturing facility in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
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The start will be marked with a groundbreaking ceremony on the road connecting the northeastern city of Dobrich with the Romanian border where BGN 5 M will be used in the next 3 months to renovate 16 km.
Pataki, and the New York Mets hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony for the new ballpark, Citi Field, for the New York Mets.
According to local news channel report, CM Balochistan Jam Kamal will be accompanied with the prime minister and he told that will also perform the groundbreaking ceremony of the western route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).