A foundation stone ha been layed in Abidjan on the site of a new 22-storey building for the International Bank for Commerce and Industry of Ivory Coast.
GV & CU Sign "BICI 73" on street
SV M. Dibo arrives & greeted by M. Konan Lambert and other officials.
SV M. Ledoux arrives
CU & SV Group looks at parchment
SV Left to right Lambert, Ledoux and Dibo
SV/SCU Ledoux signs parchment
SV Guests applaud as Lambert signs
SCU M. Dibo uses cement and trowel
SV M. Ledoux cementing
SV Left to right Ledoux, Lambert and Dibo toast one another.
Initials BB/MR/BB/1634 DME/MR/BB/1654
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Background: A foundation stone ha been layed in Abidjan on the site of a new 22-storey building for the International Bank for Commerce and Industry of Ivory Coast.
Taking part in the ceremony on Saturday (26 Feb.) were the Ivory Coast Secretary of State for Mines M. Gui Dibo, the President of the National Bank of Paris M. Pierre Ledoux, and the President of the International Bank for Commerce and Industry of Ivory Coast M. Konan Lambert.
The building should be finished by the end of 1973.
SYNOPSIS: In Abidjan--capital of Ivory Coast--the site of a new twenty-two storey building which will tower over the city. It's being built for the International Bank for Commerce and Industry of Ivory Coast--and the country's Secretary of State for Mines, M. Gui Dibo was among those taking part in a foundation stone laying ceremony on Saturday. He was greeted by bank president, M. Konan Lambert.
Guest of honour at the ceremony was the president of the National Bank of Paris, M. Pierre Ledoux.
Official guests were shown plans of the elaborate building which will stand on a small plateau in the very centre of Abidjan.
Bank officials hope their new building will open by the end of next year. As well as offices and commercial premises, the building will have underground car parking facilities. To commemorate the foundation stone laying ceremony, principal guests were invited to sign a joint document.
The Secretary of State for Mines, M. Dibo was the first to use the ceremonial trowel on the foundation stone.
He was followed by M. Ledoux--the Parisian National Bank president.
Work on the new building is to start at once.