Opening of the Old Bridge, Mostar

Friday, 23 July, 2004: The world comes to Mostar for a symbolic opening
Almost eleven years after its destruction in November 1993, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world are travelling to Mostar to be present at the official opening ceremonies for the reconstructed Old Bridge.

Bakir Rahmanovic's article (link below) examines the background to the reconstruction and the still-divided city in which the Stari Most stands. Also find below the programme for the festivities on 23rd July and a link to the official web site for the opening of the bridge.

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PROGRAMME OF THE OPENING CEREMONIES FOR
THE OLD BRIDGE, MOSTAR
23 JULY 2004

07.00 MOSTAR CITIZENS AWAKENING» - HKUD "Seljacka sloga" Trebizat, Croatian Brass Music Orchestra, Majorettes “Zrinjski”, “Mehteran” Ottoman Military Music (Turkey) and Austrian State Orchestra
Location: Streets of Mostar

08.30 OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF IMPLEMENTED PLANNING AND RESTORATION PROJECTS IN THE OLD CITY – AKTC/WMF
Location: Jusovina square

10.00 CEREMONIAL SESSION OF THE CITY COUNCIL
Location: City Government Building

12.00 IRCICA Mostar 2004: OPENING CEREMONY OF THE RESTORED KARADJOZBEG MOSQUE
with opening ceremony of the exhibition: “Karadjozbeg's legacy” - IRCICA/ISAR
Location: Karadjozbeg mosque's courtyard

14.00 RECEPTION BY THE PRESIDENCY OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA FOR VIP
Location: Hotel ERO

17.00 h MEETING OF THE WORLD BANK WITH ALL DONORS OF THE PROJECT

19.00 PROMENADE CONCERT: “Mehteran” Ottoman military Orchestra (Turkey), State Orchestra of Austria, City choir of Herceg Novi (Montenegro), Croatian Brass Music Orchestra, HKUD “Seljacka sloga” Trebizat
Location: Musala Square and Mostar’s streets

21.00 OPENING CEREMONY OF THE OLD BRIDGE


Attachment: Mostar restores its ancient bridge1.doc
http://www.mostar2004.ba/en/
 
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