From the latest report reaching us on Naijauto, we learnt the Lagos State Government has just revealed the date for the open bidding for interested firms in the construction of Fourth Mainland Bridge.
The open bidding initiative will allow local and international firms indicate their interest in the bridge construction
Gbenga Omotosho, the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, disclosed this during a public address with the press. He said this will be part of the outlined activities in marking the current Governor’s 200 days in office.
He made it known that both local and international companies have already shown interest in the construction of the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge. This according to him will be done during the ceremony to be hosted by the current administration in the state.
Omotosho further said Sanwo-Olu administration is giving special attention to key areas such as transportation, infrastructure and traffic management, in curbing the incessant gridlocks within the state.
“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 government is leveraging on the private sector, which controls about 80 per cent of the state’s Gross Domestic Product. The sector is crucial in the government’s drive to bridging the infrastructure gap to build the city of our dream,”
The Commissioner further said:
“Access Bank is partnering the state government in the upgrading of roads in Oniru under PIIP arrangement. To bring relief to our people, we will be setting the process in place to construct the Fourth 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 on that day.”
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Constant traffic gridlocks in Lagos is expected to be solved with the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge
Prior to the 200 days in office for the Governor of Lagos state, Omotosho said this current dispensation has kept promises made before the election despite the challenges faced. Similarly, the state government has issued a warning to religious centres, property owners, management of events and other related bodies to refrain from encouraging severe traffic gridlocks on roads within their locations.
Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, who happens to be the Commissioner for Transportation, recently in a statement, read the riot act to all concerned organizations. To him, all places of attraction should desist from any activity that could cause obstruction of free flow of traffic anywhere in the state.
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