Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó held talks with BYD Auto Europe general manager Isbrand Ho on the Chinese company’s plans to expand its electric bus plant in Komárom, the ministry said. BYD operates its largest European electric bus plant in northern Hungary’s Komárom, employing 250 people. Over the past few years the plant increased its revenues three-fold, with its new unit creating further high value added jobs in the region, it said.
Prompted by the novel coronavirus pandemic, BYD has transformed one of its largest Chinese plants to produce daily 20 million masks, Szijjártó said on Facebook. After a donation of 100,000 masks from BYD, the Hungarian government ordered 20 million masks from the company to protect health care workers, he said, adding that the first consignment of masks will arrive next week.