The governor of the State of New York called Tuesday to launch major infrastructure projects to revitalize the american economy after the pandemic, and some of them might enjoy in Quebec.
“If there’s a time to tackle this need of major infrastructure works, it is now,” said the democratic governor Andrew Cuomo during a press conference from the New York Stock Exchange, which opened for the first time since the 23rd of march, stressing that he would raise the issue Wednesday at a meeting with president Donald Trump.
“It is necessary to revive the economy, it is necessary to create jobs,” he added.
Andrew Cuomo in particular has expressed its intention to accelerate the development of the infrastructure necessary for the transmission of electricity from Canada to provide power to the State in renewable energy.
The prime minister François Legault and his minister of international Relations, Nadine Girault, both look forward to the announcement on Twitter, the ones who have the ambition always to make Quebec “battery, north-east of North America”.
Last year, the New York city mayor Bill de Blasio has unveiled an ambitious green plan into several components, which includes the construction of a power line to connect his city to the Hydro-Québec network.
The supply contract with Hydro-Quebec could raise up to $ 10 billion to the company over 20 years.
Among the other projects dear to the eyes of governor Cuomo, we find the construction of a rail link between central New York and its airports, or the extension of the line Q of the new york subway system.
Despite a shortfall in tax due to the pandemic evaluated for the State of New York to about $ 13 billion, the governor has indicated that he would “lead by example” by speeding up its own infrastructure program, but wanted “a partnership” with the federal government.
“I’m going to Washington tomorrow, I have an appointment with the president […] it is one of the things that I discuss with him,” said Mr. Cuomo, referring to major projects, such as the large dam to the Hoover Dam, started during the Great Depression of the 1930s.
With the pandemic, which has led to nearly 100,000 deaths in the United States, nearly 40 million Americans are now officially registered as unemployed, and the unemployment rate reached almost 15%.