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The foundation stone for the future Lycée François d’Assise Nicolas Barré was laid on Tuesday, October 4, by Prince Albert, accompanied by Princess Charlene. The Archbishop of Monaco, Msgr Barsi, blessed the stone and the future building, which will be completed by the last quarter of 2018. The building will have a capacity of 750 students.
In accordance with the Prince’s wishes, the entire operation is part of a sustainable development approach, and will be certified “High Environmental Quality”. This will also mean that construction work must be low nuisance for nearby properties and road users in the vicinity.
Also present at the ceremony were Government Counsellors and other leading figures in the Principality, including Ms Isabelle Bonnal, the Director of Education, Youth and Sports and Mr Cherif Jahlan, the Project’s Architect.
A new photo book paying tribute to the 126 people who work behind the scenes at the Prince’s Palace and his private home, Roc Agel, has been released.
Prince Albert has joined a gathering of the entire Red Cross Movement in Geneva for a conference under the theme: ‘Acting today to shape the world of tomorrow’.
Monaco now has four new Ambassadors from Belarus, Malayia, Mali and the European Union.
For the first time, Monte Carlo will play host to the World Top Model final, set to take place on 14th December at the Fairmont Hotel.