The Lagos State Government has announced that 39 companies within and outside the country have expressed interests in the construction of the proposed Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge.
The Lagos State Government had called for expression of interest on the Fourth Mainland Bridge some weeks ago
Proposals received by the government were opened at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Center, Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Wednesday.
The Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Works and Infrastructure, Engineer Aramide Adeyoye Stated while addressing journalists that the present administration is resolute to deliver the 4th Mainland bridge through a process that will build investor-confidence and attract the best bargain for the construction of the highway.
Also speaking at the event, the Director-General, Public-Private Partnership, Mr. Ope George said the evaluation of the documents submitted will be conducted and the outcome of the assessment will be communicated in due course.
The 4th Mainland Bridge is a public-private-partnership transport infrastructure development, which includes the construction and operation of a greenfield tolled road and bridge with a design speed of 120km/h, including the development of adjacent real estates.
The 38-kilometre project will start from Abraham Adesanya in Ajah, on the Eti-Osa –Lekki-Epe corridor and traverse the North West towards the Lagoon shoreline of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway via Owutu-Isawo in Ikorodu.
It is one of the priority solutions to relieve the 3rd Mainland bridge of severe congestion, open up new areas of Lagos State for future development and distribute socio-economic growth across the State.
Some of the companies that expressed interests in the construction are Kyeryong Construction Company; Pythgoras Holdings; CRCCCI Nigeria; China State Construction and Engineering Corporation Nigeria Limited; Bua International Limited and China Jiangxi International Economic and Technical Cooperation Company Limited among others.