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Texas approves fifth million dollar contract to continue border wall

Los Angeles, 19 January. The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) this Thursday approved a $137 million contract to continue construction of the border wall with state funds, reports the exclusive Media Border Report.

The contract is the fifth that authorizes the entity to create barriers with state resources.

With the approval of the new funds, the state of Texas will finance the construction of more than six miles (about 10 kilometers) in Webb and Zapata counties near Laredo.

The five contracts approved by the TFC use state funds to finance more than 31 miles (50 kilometers) of new barriers along the Texas-Mexico border.

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced in 2021 that he would use Texas money to restart wall construction after President Joe Biden halted most construction in that state.

However, TFC indicated that it does not expect to award more contracts until the Texas Legislature allocates more funds, according to information cited by Border Reports.

As part of five contracts, TFC approved $307 million last September to build about 14 miles (about 22 kilometers) of new border barriers in the Del Rio and Rio Grande Valley regions.

According to TFC, construction of only 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) of the barrier on Starr County land had been completed as of September last year.

This 2023 Democrat Biden’s government also resumed work on the border.

The Office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported last Tuesday that, after a five-month suspension, it will resume repairs to the border barrier at Parque de la Amistad in San Diego (California), which used to be a meeting place Was. For families on both sides of the border. efe

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