Nigeria: Lagos to conduct live bidding for 37-Kilometre 4th Mainland Bridge
London, Dec. 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)– Lagos State Government will be hosting a live ceremony on Wednesday, to open the bids from prospective firms that expressed interests in the construction of the Fourth Mainland Bridge.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, who made this known during an interactive session with journalists to mark 200 days of the government in office said “the Government will be announcing the bids at the ceremony, which will officially set process in motion to realise the project.
Omotosho told the gathering that substantial number of local and international construction giants expressed interest in the construction of the 37-Kilometre-long fourth Mainland bridge
The Commissioner said the Sanwo-Olu administration had beamed a special focus on infrastructure, traffic management and transportation, with to reduce gridlocks.
He said Lagos Government had sustained its “aggressive response” to rehabilitating bad roads across the metropolis to ease vehicular movement, noting that about 116 deplorable highways were being fixed by eight construction firms and the Public Works Corporation.
The Sanwo-Olu administration, Omotoso said, is deploying Public Infrastructure Improvement Partnership (PIIP) as a strategy to improve the state’s infrastructure by signing agreements with banks and other private institutions to embark on rehabilitation of adopted roads as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
He said: “I boldly state, here, that the THEMES Agenda of the Sanwo-Olu Government is on course and will be achieved. The speed of projects implementation has now increased, especially since the last 100 days. The intensity is going according to the plan, which is to apply the right treatment at the right time to achieve the desired level of service.
“The government is leveraging the private sector, which controls about 80 per cent of the State’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), as crucial in the government’s drive to bridging the infrastructure gap and building the smart city of our dream. Access Bank is partnering with the State Government in the upgrading of a network of roads in Oniru under PIIP arrangement.
“To further bring relief to our people, we will be setting the process in place for the construction of 4th Mainland Bridge. Next Wednesday is the final day for the submission of Expression of Interest; we will be unveiling the process that will lead to the realisation of the project that day.”