Lagos Govt Shortlists 10 Firms For The Construction Of 38km Fourth Mainland Bridge
6 Chinese firms dominates 10-firm shortlists for the construction of 38km Lagos Fourth Mainland bridge.
The proposed 38km long Lagos Fourth Mainland Bridge, will, when completed, become the longest bridge in Africa.
Currently, the 20.5 km (12.7 mi) 6th October Bridge in Cairo, Egypt, is the longest in Africa.
The Lagos State government on Friday announced a shortlists of ten companies for the construction of the proposed Lagos Fourth Mainland Bridge.
The ten firms were out of the 32 eligible companies that responded to the call for Expression of Interest (EOI) and applied for construction of the bridge.
The 10 shortlisted construction firms include – CCECC Nigeria Limited; CGGC-CGC Joint Venture; China Harbour Engineering Company Limited; China State Construction Engineering Corporation Nigeria Limited and IC ICTAS Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.
Others are Julius Berger Nigeria Plc; Mota-Engil and CCCC Consortium; Mutual Commitment Company Limited; Power Construction Corporation of China and Ingenieros Consultores, S.A., through Makais Energy.
A joint statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye; and Director-General of Office of Public-Private Partnerships, Ope George, reads:
“Following the issuance of a request for qualification to the 32 shortlisted and eligible respondents to the Expression of Interest, we are pleased to announce that the Lagos State Government has received a total of 10 responses to the request for qualification (the applications) from the applicants”.
“The Lagos State Government will now proceed to evaluate the applications in line with the evaluation criteria set out in the request for qualification and, thereafter, announce the successful pre-qualified bidders, who shall be eligible for participation in the next stage of the selection/bidding process, being the request for proposals stage”
The Lagos Fourth Mainland Bridge
The proposed 38-km long Lagos Fourth Mainland Bridge, will, when completed become the longest bridge in Africa.
It will connect Lagos Island by way of Lekki, Langbasa, and Baiyeku towns and across Lagos Lagoon to Itamaga, in Ikorodu.
The bridge is one of the priority solutions to relieve the 11.8 km 3rd Mainland bridge of severe congestion.
It will also open up new areas of Lagos State for future development and distribute socio-economic growth across the State.