The bids came from Widad Group Bhd, Maju Holdings Sdn Bhd, RRJ Capital and businessman Halim Saad.
Interested parties should come up with RM500 million as deposit, said A Kadir Jasin.
The former Renong boss joins the race for the highway takeover, making a RM5.2 billion offer together with businessman Wong Gian Kui.
Economist hopes future government allocations will take advantage of this major new development.
Maju Holdings is also proposing to reduce toll fares by up to 36%.
The finance minister says there are other proposals more attractive than the reported offer from a Singapore-based equity group.
The 45-kilometre stretch, built at a cost of RM917 million, saves travelling time by 30 minutes from Teluk Intan.
The government's sovereign wealth fund expects to be engaged directly, says source.
All terms contained in the offers will continue to be in full force and effect.
Chow Kon Yeow says priority is being given to the highway from Air Itam to the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Highway.
He says the government is still considering an offer from Maju Holdings Sdn Bhd to take over PLUS.
Prime Minister confirms Maju is the only one to submit such a proposal.
PLUS hopes the move will ease traffic congestion.
Three water pipes burst at the Banting-Taiping West Coast Expressway construction site last Saturday.
They will be used for affordable housing, and commercial and industrial opportunities.
The Kelantan government had collected RM3.2 million over a period of five years for the project.
Tanker driver dies in accident at Km372 of the North-South Expressway near the Behrang rest and service area, causing massive congestion.
The 4,000 km of highway that will link hubs of agriculture, mining, and oil and gas, will encroach indigenous land and destroy tropical rainforests including Lorentz National Park, a World Heritage site.
Police have viewed several hours of footage from surveillance cameras in a bid to identify the couple.
Contractors also reveal ‘double-decker’ two-lane flyovers as the tunnel comes to ground in busy Jalan Sungai Pinang.
The works ministry will evaluate several proposals from highway concession companies.
Deputy Works Minister Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir says there is no reason to stop it as it has been proceeding well.
Feedback from explainers held over the past two months reveals most are surprised that a highway project is taking place in their backyards, says Penang Forum.
It is alarmist to conclude that tunnelling through granite with fault lines 'can be disastrous'.