4th Mainland Bridge: Lagos State Government Unveils 39 Bidders
Written by Smooth FM on December 19, 2019
The Lagos State Government on Wednesday unveiled 39 construction companies who have expressed interest in the construction of the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge in the state.
The state government had advertised for expression of interest on the Fourth Mainland Bridge some weeks ago.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, said the opening of the bid was the first of the six stages before a winner would be selected to construct the proposed bridge.
She said since the government did not have the fund for the project, it had to place it under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.
According to her, the next step of evaluation will begin soon, adding that the companies that qualified for the next stage would be contacted.
She said that the state government made the bidding public to get investors’ confidence in the project.
The special adviser said that government was committed to ensuring that the project, which had been in the pipeline for over 30 years, was completed to further ease gridlock in the state.
Some of the companies that expressed interest in the project are: Julius Berger, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), Kyeryong Construction Company, Pythgoras Holdings and CRCCCI Nigeria.
Others are China State Construction and Engineering Corporation Nigeria Ltd, Bua International Ltd, China Jiangxi International Economic and Technical Cooperation Company Ltd, among others.