N.Y. Daily News


WASHINGTON – The White House is quietly pushing a Dubai company to “significantly restructure” and partner up with a U.S. outfit to keep the port deal from sinking, sources told the Daily News yesterday.

“It’s in the hands of the company now. … They’re going to have to significantly restructure,” said a Republican source familiar with White House expectations.

A revamped deal to allow Dubai Ports World to take over six major U.S. ports – including Manhattan’s cruise ship terminal and Newark’s container depot – would have to be something along the lines of the Marine One contract.

British- and Italian-owned AgustaWestland had to take on Maryland-based Lockheed Martin to win the contract to build the President’s helicopter last year.

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