Gibson: Fourteen bidders for work on new Long Island airport
Long Island Member of Parliament Adrian Gibson told Guardian Business yesterday that 14 companies have submitted bids to carry out architectural and/or engineering work on a new airport for Long Island.
Gibson said the tender closed Friday and he was elated to see large and small firms participating in the bidding process.
He said some of the bids were submitted by Long Islanders.
Gibson stressed, as he has before, that Long Island’s airport is critical to the socioeconomic future of the island.
He said a recommendation will be made to the Cabinet, after which it is anticipated that there will be a three-month period between when the winning bidders are awarded their contracts and their final plans are handed to government.
He added that a groundbreaking ceremony for the new airport will be planned soon thereafter.
“I’m happy to know we are finally on the radar and we’re getting what is justly due,” Gibson said.
“We’re moving from strength to strength on the island, and I’m proud to represent the people of Long Island.”
Gibson contends the new airport could help to attract more foreign direct investment on Long Island and spark the return of Long Islanders to their place of birth.
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