The design and construction of the fourth Macau-Taipa link will cost up to 6.79 billion patacas, according to a statement by the Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) on Friday.
The fourth link – a bridge – will connect the land reclamation area known as Zone A and the Zone E1 reclamation area.
The office had invited seven construction companies to submit their bids for the project. All the seven companies submitted their bids, which were unsealed on the GDI premises on Friday. All bids were accepted.
According to Friday’s statement, the quotations proposed by the seven bidders range between 5.27 billion patacas and 6.79 billion patacas.
According to the statement, the construction periods proposed by the seven bidders range from 1,098 to 1,230 working days.
The statement said that the office expects to announce the winning bid in the next quarter.
According to the statement, the 3,100-metre-long bridge will have eight vehicular lanes – four in each direction. One lane in each direction will be for motorcycles only.
The government has said that it expects the fourth link to be completed in 2022.
A senior government official told The Macau Post Daily on Saturday that the fifth Macau-Taipa link will be a tunnel.