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Lagos shortlists consortium to build $2.5bn bridge

A consortium led by Portugal's builder Mota-Engil and two Chinese ventures has been shortlisted by Nigeria's Lagos state to build a $2.5bn bridge that is expected to relieve severe congestion in the mega city, an official said on Sunday, 27 November.
Source: Gallo/Getty
Source: Gallo/Getty

The 37km Fourth Mainland Bridge will be built under a public-private partnership. It will include three toll plazas, nine interchanges and a design speed of 120km per hour, said Jubril Gawat, a senior spokesperson for the Lagos state governor.

Mota-Engil is partnering with China Communication & Construction Corporation and China Road & Bridge Corporation in the bid.

China Gezhouba Group Company and China Geo-Engineering Corporation joint venture and a consortium led by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation are the two other shortlisted bidders.

The winner of the bid will be announced before the end of the year, said Gawat.

Source: Reuters

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