The 30-foot-high, 2,000-miles-long wall will cost at least US$21 billion and would be completed within two years.
More than 600 U.S. companies have said they were interested in building a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border, one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s major campaign promises which he had said Mexico would pay for despite the country saying it won’t.
In an executive order just weeks into his presidency, Trump instructed the department of homeland security to put together a plan to build the wall that would cover the almost 2,000-mile-long border.
In late February, the department put out a presolicitation notice for “the design and build of several prototype wall structures in the vicinity of the United States border (with) Mexico,” the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.
The department’s website shows that 600 companies have signed on for the project. The formal solicitation will go online sometime around March 15, the department said earlier this week, and concept papers will be due five days later.
The government is seeking a wall that was “nominally 30 feet tall, that will meet requirements for aesthetics, anti-climbing, and resistance to tampering or damage.”
An internal report by the department reported by Reuters last month estimated the price of a wall along the entire border at US$21.6 billion. Several surveys showed that most U.S. citizens do not want the wall. Continue reading “More Than 600 Companies Want to Build Trump’s Wall”