Intel was clear that it was just postponing the ceremony, not the actual construction. If the so called journalists cannot parse the details, it is their problem, not Intel's.
As for sticking to the plan, and not actually delaying the construction start date:
That's how you distinguish a serious business from an exploitative one.
Intel would sure love the subsidies, but they seem to understand that they need the facility no matter what.
And this is good news for the government, as it is much more likely the (eventual) subsidies will actually be used for the stated purpose, and not just squandered in a minimal showcase.