The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, with the delegation which included Her Excellency, the Ambassador of the Republic of China, Chen Bo, the Minister of Economy Goran Knežević, and other officials, visited a big construction site XINGYU in Niš. On the site they were welcomed by the management of the investor XINGYU, as well as the management with the engineering team of the general contractor, Konstruktor company.
The Prime Minister pointed out that the growing number of Chinese companies sees Serbia as the best country for investments in Europe, so each investment of this kind will have an impact on the economic growth in the country. Also, she expressed her great satisfaction for the situation on the construction site during the state of emergency.
XINGYU construction site is 30% away from its completion, bearing in mind the state of emergency which lasted for about two months, and the building permit was obtained and the works began 3 months ago; the works are meeting the deadlines in accordance with the agreed dynamics, and thanks to great efforts of the contractor.
The size of the facility is 47,000 m2 and it its being built according to the highest quality standards with the deadline of 12 months to finish the works.
The executive director of Konstruktor Group - the general contractor of this project, Mr Ognjen Kisin, emphasized that the company made great efforts during the state of emergency, primarily in the field of work safety and health of its employees, and then in the protection of business of both the investor XINGYU and Konstruktor company.
“It was not easy. It was a challenging period. We activated the plan of business continuity and established the functions of the crisis management from the first day. Nothing stopped. Groups were formed with strict rules of conduct on the building site, in the supply chain, in liquidity, and in the communication/coordination with the business partners, customers, suppliers... Finally everything was over with not a single health consequence, and without any delays in deadlines despite the strict measures we applied. It is my great satisfaction that this construction site is visited by the delegation and that everything looks as if we have not gone through a very hard period.
I must emphasize that I am very proud of the engineering team of Konstruktor - they showed the characteristics that they have been cherishing for years: team work, knowledge, and professionalism. We are going on at the same pace.”