Kogi state to tender bridge PPP project

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Kogi state to tender bridge PPP project

Kogi State (Nigeria) is planning to build a bridge stretching about 2Km across river Niger and river Benue to ease the movement of people from the hinterland into the state capital, Lokoja.

Kogi state is found in the central region of Nigeria. It is popularly called the Confluence State because the confluence of River Niger and River Benue is at its capital, Lokoja.

The state plans to use a public private partnership model according to local public sources.

The construction of the new bridge, which is planning to be completed in 36 months, is scheduled to start in october 2014.

The bridge, which cost is estimated at over N49 billion (US$303 million), will be coordinated by Walcot Nigeria Limited in partnership with Kogi State Government.

Nigeria currently has several PPP projects in planning stage. For instance, in March this year, the Ministry of Sports of Nigeria appointed a Project Steering Committee and a Project Delivery Team to concession the National Stadium in Lagos as well as the Athletes hostel in Abuja.

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