Friday, January 27, 2023

Donald Trump likes it: he approves the construction of more than 10 km of border wall in Texas

Laredo, Texas.- facilities commission Texas (TFC) approved a contract With Sullivan Land Services Company (SLSCO) for $137 million to continue building a border wall with Mexico,

With this approval of the State Fund, Texas will finance the construction of more than 10 kilometers of the border wall Near Laredo, Texas, along the border area of ​​Webb and Zapata counties.

Although President Joe Biden’s policies include, through executive order, the cancellation of all construction projects for the border wall with Mexico, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Raised during the time of former President Donald Trump The said wall was built and supported by Republican groups that promote it and in many cases finance it with private funds.

This is the fifth contract to build a border wall with state resources., In total, the contracts now cover the construction of more than 50 kilometers of new border wall along the Texas-Mexico border in South Texas.

Although TFC officials said they did not expect to be awarded any more contracts. Unless the Texas Legislature appropriates more funds since the start of a new administration.

range of Texas more than a thousand kilometers with Mexicothen what length will be covered by these efforts It will not add even 1 percent of the said expansion, However, Trisha Cortez, an environmental activist in the region, has previously stated that the damage done to the environment is extensive and irreversible.

So far, the land on which the wall will be built has not been purchased, but TFC CEO John Raff said he has a “high degree of confidence” that they will be able to secure the land. The land is divided into two parts: one is less than a kilometer long, and the other is over 9 kilometers.

As recently as January 4, commissioners approved the granting of Fischer Sand & Gravel Company commits $224 million to build over 15 km of border wall Largest contract ever in Webb County.

company, operated by tommy fisherExecutive Director, The first mission was to build a 3-mile private border wall, TexasWhich according to reports is at risk of falling into the Rio Grande.

Even with this, Fisher’s contract is worth approximately $25 million per mile. —just over one and a half kilometers—and SLSCO is much smaller, as it will pay $20.7 million for the same period of construction.

Laredo City Councilwoman Melissa Sigaroa told Border Report that the wall is expected to be built in the small, low-income border towns of El Cenizo and Rio Bravo, which have populations of less than 5,000 residents each, in Webb County. Although its exact location is yet to be known.

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