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Nigeria’s Lagos shortlists Mota-Engil, Chinese ventures to build $2.5bn bridge – SABC News

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A consortium led by Portuguese construction company Mota-Engil and two Chinese firms has been shortlisted by Nigeria’s Lagos state to build a $2.5 billion bridge expected to ease heavy traffic in the metropolis, an official said on Sunday.

The 37-kilometer fourth mainland bridge will be built as part of a public-private partnership. It will include three toll plazas, nine interchanges and a design speed of 120 kilometers per hour, said Jubril Gawat, senior spokesman for the Lagos state governor.

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

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

The winning bidder will be announced by the end of the year, Gawat said.

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