BUILDING THE WALL: Pentagon awards $1 Billion in contracts for border wall

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The Pentagon said Tuesday it has awarded nearly $1 billion in contracts to two companies for President Trump’s border wall — the first funds granted to build the barrier since Trump declared a national emergency in February.

SLSCO Ltd. was awarded a $789 million contract for “border-replacement wall construction,” which will be done in Santa Teresa, NM.

The work is expected to be completed in October 2020, according to a list of contracts published by the US Department of Defense.

In addition, Barnard Construction Co. Inc., a Montana-based company, was awarded a $187 million contract for a wall replacement project in Yuma, Ariz. That work is expected to be finished in September 2020, according to records.

The barriers will be constructed as “30-foot bollard fencing and a five-foot anti-climb plate,” a DOD spokesman told The Hill.

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