By Alex SommersSeptember 15, 2019 07:23:52President Donald Trump has selected a major contractor to design and build a $100 million US border wall, a milestone that could help secure America’s borders and the countrys future economic development.
The new contract is part of a broader push to secure the US-Mexico border with the construction of a $20 billion wall by 2023, which is expected to be completed in two phases, with the first phase expected to start in 2018.
It is the first time a US president has tapped an overseas construction company to design the wall.
A major construction contract worth $100m is worth around $2bn, with another $15m to be paid by Mexico, the company said in a statement.
A $50m contract is also expected to go out to the firm, as part of the deal, which was first announced on Monday.
The first phase will start in 2020 with construction expected to take up to three years, according to a White House release.
In total, the US has spent $1.7tn on border security and border security costs since Trump took office in January.
The contract was approved on Tuesday by the Federal Highway Administration, the federal agency that oversees the border, which has overseen the construction since the 1980s.
The company was hired by the US Customs and Border Protection agency, which oversees the US border, and by the Department of Homeland Security, the agency that handles immigration and customs issues in the United States.
The Department of Transportation is also involved in the contract, and the US Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency are also involved.
Construction work on the wall was completed in 2017, but construction has since slowed, and now is being slowed by the construction work.
Construction of the wall started in 2017 with Trump’s first executive order and it was completed last year, though there have been a number of delays since.
The wall is expected in time to be operational by 2021.