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Bidding Closes For Building Trump’s Border Wall

A girl looks during a new, taller blockade being built along U.S.-Mexico limit in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, opposite a limit from Sunland Park, N.M.

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A girl looks during a new, taller blockade being built along U.S.-Mexico limit in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, opposite a limit from Sunland Park, N.M.

Rodrigo Abd/AP

Private contractors seeking to get in on a belligerent building for construction of President Trump’s prolonged betrothed wall along a U.S.-Mexico limit had until Tuesday to contention their bids for antecedent designs.

At slightest 200 companies have voiced in seductiveness in a project, though not all were approaching to contention bids. Customs and Border Protection called for proposals for a limit wall in March.

Several prototypes of a wall will be built on federally tranquil land in San Diego. Customs and Border Protection chose that site for a accessibility and to weigh a bids “as partial of a incomparable existent limit infrastructure,” pronounced a CBP spokesperson. The group pronounced any wall antecedent will be 30 feet prolonged and operation in tallness from 18 to 30 feet. Finalists will be announced in Jun with a expectancy that antecedent construction will be finished 30 days later.

The Associate Press, citing supervision sources, reports that a administration expects that 4 to 10 companies will be selected to build a prototypes costing $200,000 to $500,000 each.

Customs and Border Protection has done it transparent that is seeking prototypes for plain petrify barriers (or some with a see-through feature) and not designs that rest heavily on technology.

The limit wall faces unbending antithesis in Congress. During a presidential campaign, Trump insisted that Mexico would compensate for a wall. But he has given asked Congress for a funds. Democrats conflict it and some Republicans are also skeptical, suspecting that American taxpayers would feet a bill. The Department of Homeland Security has estimated a cost of a wall during $21 billion. An MIT investigate puts a cost tab during $38 billion.

The plan faces other obstacles. The administration might have to review to venerable domain to acquire secretly owned land along a limit that can be dear and time-consuming.