The Macau government has awarded CCCC Highway Consultants, of China, the preliminary design of the fourth bridge between the Macau peninsula and Taipa Island for 75.19 million patacas (US$9.4 million), according to an order published in the Official Gazette.
The order said the value of the contract awarded to the company extends for over a financial year and the payment will be made in two equal instalments of 33.83 million patacas in 2016 and 2017 and a remaining provision of 7.51 million patacas in 2019.
The Macau Five-Year Plan, presented last April, stipulates that the fourth Macau-Taipa bridge is expected to be completed in 2020.
CCCC Highway Consultants was also selected to study the feasibility of building two tunnels parallel to the Governador Nobre de Carvalho Bridge, the first to connect the Macau peninsula to Taipa, which was inaugurated in 1974.
This contract was awarded to the company for 7.22 million patacas, according to an order dated last July. (macauhub/CN/MO)