“The BMW plant in Debrecen will be built, and so far everything has gone according to the preliminary schedule,” said Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade on Friday.
After the successful preparation of the land, BMW will officially take over the area at the end of May for construction. They are currently expecting a delay of a few months.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade visited Debrecen on May 15 and presented the successful land-preparation work to Michele Melchiorre, BMW Group’s plant manager in Debrecen.
“We remain committed to the Debrecen plant, but the economic situation caused by the coronavirus epidemic has had an impact on construction, so we need to rethink the work schedule accordingly,” said Michele Melchiorre. He added that “the full implementation schedule is currently under review, and they expect a few month’s delay.”
According to FM Szijjártó, it is natural that the construction schedule has to change due to the epidemic, but there is no need to amend the contract.
Since August 2019, the BMW Group has already hired 20 local employees, and the facility under construction will provide about 1,000 new jobs in the region as planned.