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US Seeks Bids From Builders for 9-Meter-High Border Wall

US Seeks Bids From Builders for 9-Meter-High Border Wall”

The brief for President Trump's wall calls for a far more imposing structure. Though repeatedly blocked by United States courts, he continues to attempt to forbid immigration from many Muslim nations, and despite opposition voices saying a border wall would be an expensive ecological disaster, his team appears to want to go ahead with the idea. The specifics are technical within reason, reflecting Trump's mission to restrict border crossings.

The agency has released two proposals for contractors who want to submit a bid: a solid, concrete wall and a wall with "a see-through component/capability". "Obviously the wall construction is an offense to Mexico".

The requests, which come from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, are meant as a precursor for any company wishing for a contract to work on the construction of any portion of the wall.

"The primary persons promoting a 30-foot concrete structure are bureaucrats who see jobs and bonuses for the next five to 10 years", he added. One proposed bill would bar the government from doing business with any company that worked on building the wall, and amendments to existing laws would apply the same logic to public works projects and government purchases.

Almost 200 companies from 41 states have signaled their interest in being selected to work on President Trump's proposed southern border wall, according to the February 28 article. The side facing the U.S. should also be "aesthetically pleasing in color".

"The north side of wall [the U.S. facing side] shall be aesthetically pleasing in color, have an anti-climb texture, etc, to be consistent with the general surrounding environment", the proposal said.

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The document does not describe how the wall should look south of the border.

In the request, CBP lists its requirements for several 30-foot long prototypes to be built for inspection. Proposals are due March 29, and that will be followed by the selection of bidders and the building of prototypes in San Diego.

Earlier this week Mexican lawmakers increased pressure on Mexican construction firms tempted to help build deeply reviled wall.

The CBP solicitation has many requirements for contractors, including a height of at least 18 feet and that the wall be made to deter any punching through the wall with hand-held items like a sledgehammer or welding torch for 30 minutes.

The request follows the release Thursday of Trump's first budget proposal, which includes money to pay for planning and construction of the wall.



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