US-Mexico wall prototype construction begins
Sept 27, Washington DC: The US government has begun the construction on eight prototype barriers for the border with Mexico, according to Customs and Boder Protection.
The boder protection authority also stated today that thefour of the prototypes will be made from concrete, while the others are from "alternate or other materials".Its plan is to try out several sections of wall near San Diego. "We are committed to securing our border and that includes constructing border walls," said Ronald Vitiello, acting deputy commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection agency.
With a heavy federal and local law enforcement presence, workers have broken ground in an area surrounded by chain link fencing at Otay Mesa, one of three ports of entry in the San Diego-Tijuana metropolitan region.
The prototypes will be up to 30ft (9m) high and 30ft long and are expected to be completed within 30 days and officials will spend up to three months evaluating the designs for their effectiveness.
According to reports, each of these walls will cost up to $450,000 and will be paid for by federal funds which have already been sanctioned.
There is, however, no agreement on the initial $1.5bn, Mr Trump has requested from Congress to start construction of the final wall.
The Oslo Times International News Network