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Chinese, Korean Majors Vie to Build India’s Longest Road Bridge

  • Tenders to open in April; construction begins later this year
  • Project to decongest city, spread growth to far-flung suburbs
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China’s second-largest construction company is competing with at least six international builders, including two each from Japan and Korea, for $2.7 billion worth of contracts to build the largest road bridge in India.

The 22-kilometer Mumbai Trans Harbor Link has attracted bids from China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co. Ltd., Japan’s IHI Infrastructure System Co. Ltd., and Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co. and SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. among others, according to U.P.S. Madan, the chief of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority. The global construction majors have bid in partnership with Indian companies including Larsen & Toubro Ltd. and the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, he said.