The Lagos State Government, has shortlisted three bidders for the construction of the Fourth Mainland Bridge in Lagos.
The three firms all have Chinese connections.
This was made public by the Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Public-Private Partnership, Mr. Ope George.
While speaking during a media chat, George said the three bidders shortlisted are: Mota-Engil (Nigeria & Africa) CCCC & CRBC consort; CGGC-CGC Joint Venture and CCECC & CRCCIG Consortium.
He said the idea of constructing the fourth mainland bridge was aimed at reducing severe congestion on the corridor of the Third Mainland Bridge, while also opening up new areas for future development.
He further stated that the fourth mainland bridge which on completion is expected to become the second longest bridge in Africa would include the construction and operation of a green field tolled road and bridge with a design speed of 120km/h, including the development of adjacent real estate.
He said “The bridge with three toll plazas, nine interchanges, a 4.5km lagoon bridge is expected to span about 37 kilometres, starting from Abraham Adesanya in Ajah, on the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe corridor and transverse from the Northwest towards the lagoon shoreline of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway via Owutu/Isawo in Ikorodu”.
The Special Adviser assured that the Evaluation Committee, which comprises of representatives from the Ministry of Works, the Office of Public-Private Partnerships and the project Advisers, have commenced the evaluation of the submitted Stage II documents by the three shortlisted bidders and that the preferred bidder will be announced before the end of the year.
The project is expected to cost about $2.5 billion.