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US Trump Administration Awards New Contracts To Build 65 More Miles Of Border Wall With Hundreds Of Miles Still To Go

13:25  01 october  2019
13:25  01 october  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

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Trump Celebrates Progress on Border Wall With Hundreds of Miles to Go . That means that, as it stands, CBP still likely has more than 350 miles of border wall left to build before the end of 2020. The Trump administration has just signed three new contracts to see another 65 miles of border

The administration has built 71 miles of “ new ” barrier on the southern border since President Donald Trump entered office, Morgan told reporters. The administration has since awarded numerous contracts to different construction companies to build barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border .

The Trump administration has awarded three new contracts to build about 65 miles of new border wall across the Rio Grande Valley—the busiest sector for Border Patrol agents.

a row of wooden benches sitting on top of a bench: Construction of the Trump administration's long-promised border wall gets underway at the U.S.-Mexico border, as seen from Chihuahua State in Mexico, some 100 km from the city of Ciudad Juarez. The Trump administration has just signed three new contracts to see another 65 miles of border wall built.© HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Construction of the Trump administration's long-promised border wall gets underway at the U.S.-Mexico border, as seen from Chihuahua State in Mexico, some 100 km from the city of Ciudad Juarez. The Trump administration has just signed three new contracts to see another 65 miles of border wall built.

According to a press release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP), the new border wall sections will be built across Starr, Hidalgo and Cameron Counties in Texas.

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There are hundreds more miles to go . The government has been racing to meet a deadline — the president’s promise to build approximately 500 miles of Construction executives and those involved in construction of the previous sections of border fence built during the administration of George W

The contracts , totaling just over 2 million, are for a new wall segment, consisting of an 18-30 foot wall , lighting, cameras, and other surveillance tech. The U.S. government awarded three separate contracts Monday to construct approximately 65 miles of new border wall in the Rio Grande Valley

"The border wall system will include an 18-30 foot tall steel bollard wall, all-weather roads, lighting, enforcement cameras, and other related technology to create a complete enforcement zone," the press release states.

Construction of the new border wall sections is expected to begin in early 2020, according to CBP, "pending availability of real estate."

Importantly, it will also be taking place in locations where no barriers currently exist, unlike the border wall sections that are currently being built to replace and fortify existing structures.

As of September 13, CBP had only seen 66 miles of its border wall built, with sections constructed "in place of dilapidated and outdated designs," according to a report the agency shared with Newsweek.

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Despite the slow progress, the agency has maintained that by the end of 2020, it plans to have seen 450 miles of new border wall system built, in addition to having another 59 miles under construction in "high priority locations across the Southwest border."

That means that, as it stands, CBP still likely has more than 350 miles of border wall left to build before the end of 2020.

Newsweek has asked CBP for an update on its progress.

According to the agency, its newly signed contracts will see a combined total value of $812,604,005 spent on the new border wall sections, with deals for construction within the Starr and Hidalgo counties awarded to Southern Border Constructors, while further construction in the Cameron and Hidalgo Counties has been awarded to Gibraltar-Caddell Joint Venture.

CBP said the projects are not part of President Donald Trump's emergency declaration and that no Pentagon funding will be used.

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The Trump administration wants the first billion of border wall funding to cover 62 miles -- including replacing some existing fencing along the southern border . What it would take to build Trump 's border wall 02:34. Story highlights. The request would include only 48 miles of new wall .

According to the agency, the Rio Grande Valley Sector is the nation's busiest, accounting for approximately 40 percent of apprehensions at the border.

"These projects will improve the RGV Sector's ability to impede and deny illegal border crossings and the drug and human smuggling activities of transnational criminal organizations," CBP said.

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