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The Government of Nepal, through the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MOPIT), has issued a request for expressions of interest (RFEOI) for the Kathmandu - Nijgadh - Pathlaiya highway PPP project.
The project, which will be developed on build, operate and transfer (BOT) basis, involves:
The total project investment is estimated at US$844 million.
According to the feasibility study, the project alignment from Km 27 to 40 passes through difficult mountainous terrain involving a 1.35 km long tunnel and 8 bridges with piers 40 m to 105 m high. In the Km 41 to 67 section, there are 8 bridges with pier height from 40 m to 70 m.
Construction works are to be completed within five years from the date of the concession agreement.
Interested parties must submit their EOI on or before 12 October 2014. A pre-application conference will be hold on 28 September.
See RFEOI document: