(ČIA) The building office’s decision allows the commencement of earthworks and construction work. Earthworks should be completed on the ca. 650ha facility by the end of 2021, to be followed by construction work. The current restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic have caused only a slight delay, which BMW plans to catch up with during construction. The plan to start the first testing operations in early 2022 remains unchanged. The carmaker mainly plans to develop autonomous driving systems in the locality. As previously reported by ČIANEWS, BMW Group's investment in the region will reach ca. EUR 250m.