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Synonyms for groundbreaking

the ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project

being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before

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The prime minster was officially invited by the presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan for attending the groundbreaking ceremonies of the gas pipeline project.
The Secretary said that this will be just one of many groundbreaking ceremonies this year.
The Senate Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Reform gave such directive to the Ministry of Railways and Sindh to make every effort to ensure groundbreaking of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project by December 25 this year.
Volkswagen AG (VW) (Xetra: VW), a Germany-based automaker, has delayed the official groundbreaking of its upcoming Chattanooga, Tennessee, assembly plant by two months.
Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Pulskamp traveled to Sariaya on his own vacation time and at his own expense to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony.
1 -- color) The Blythe Street community in Panorama City bears the heat Monday to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the highly anticipated Casa Esperanza community center.
Today's groundbreaking is another important step forward in the redevelopment of the Queens West waterfront," Gargano said.
2 -- 3 -- color) At left, a gymnast performs off a mini trampoline Friday at Desert Christian School's groundbreaking for a new gymnasium and gymnastics center.
Groundbreaking of the first phase of The Riverwalk at Penns Grove, a mixed-use waterfront development in Penns Grove, Salem County, N J, took place this month, officially kicking off construction of the 195,500 s/f project along the Delaware River.
PALMDALE - Palmdale and Universal Health Services officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for an $82 million, full-service hospital they said will provide residents with convenient health care.
Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth and Councilwoman Laurene Weste helped kick off the groundbreaking, saying the new market will help the city continue revitalizing Old Town Newhall.