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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.
Also attending the groundbreaking ceremony were Plains Mayor Boze Godwin, Jill Stuckey, Director of Alternative Fuels for the State of Georgia, Brad Lafevers, Chairman of Sumter County Chamber of Commerce, Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board, David Garriga, President of Sumter County Chamber of Commerce, Clean Cities Coalition Executive Director, Charise Stephens, and Alterra Bioenergy's Norwegian investors, Haakon Korsgaard and Christian Langaard.
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.
Show-Mao Chen added, "Over the course of the many groundbreaking transactions on which we have advised in China, Davis Polk has been uniquely successful in blending our world-class expertise and resources in global corporate transactions with an in-depth understanding of Chinese business practices and government regulations.
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.
Other groundbreaking programs included a statewide, multi-bank, agricultural credit corporation and a private farm credit program with over 80,000 participating users.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Southwest Casino Corporation (OTCBB:SWCC) confirmed today that the previously announced groundbreaking ceremony for the North Metro Harness Initiative racetrack and card room will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 1:30 p.
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.