Berlin-Brandenburg suffers from 20,000 defects
The long-awaited opening of the new Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport has been postponed four times, and now it seems that it’s not only fire safety it has got stuck on. There are more than 20,000 defects to be repaired on the huge airport construction site at Berlin-Schönefeld, the newspaper Bild am Sonntag claims.
When the state-owned airport’s inauguration was once again postponed, now indefinitely, in January, the board requested that all flaws in the construction process should be enshrined in a “progress report”. The resulting report lists everything from big errors to small items like cracked tiles.
“The goal is absolute transparency. We do not just want the disaster documented, we also want the report executed,” the German Transport Minister and BER Board Member Rainer Bomba tells Bild am Sonntag.
However, a spokesman for the airport quoted by news agency dpa says that the biggest problem is still fire safety.
Bild am Sonntag