Trump wall contract

By Thomas Allen08 November 2018

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Border fence between Tijuana, in Mexico, on the right and the border patrol offices of San Diego, US, on the left

A US$145 million contract to build a section of President Trump’s US-Mexico border wall has been awarded to Texas firm SLS.

The contract, referred to as RGV-03, for the 9.6km stretch in the Rio Grande Valley area in the US state of Texas was awarded by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

The project includes the construction and installation of a reinforced concrete levee wall to the height of the existing levee, with 5m-tall bollards installed on top, and vegetation removal along a 45m enforcement zone along the length of the wall.

The enforcement zone will also include detection technology, lighting, video surveillance and an all-weather patrol road running parallel to the levee wall.

Construction is scheduled to begin in February 2019.

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