LAGOS - A consortium led by Portugal's builder Mota-Engil and two Chinese ventures has been shortlisted by Nigeria's Lagos state to build a $2.5 billion bridge that is expected to relieve severe congestion in the mega city, an official said on Sunday.
The 37 kilometre Fourth Mainland Bridge, will be built under a public-private partnership. It will include three toll plazas, nine interchanges and a design speed of 120 kilometres per hour, said Jubril Gawat, a senior spokesperson for the Lagos state governor.
Mota-Engil is partnering with China Communication and Construction Corporation and China Road and 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.
(Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe;Editing by Elaine Hardcastle)