Donald Trump’s wall along US-Mexico border to cost $21.6 billion, take 3.5 years to build: Report
In an internal report, US Department of Homeland Security has reportedly said that President Donald Trump’s wall along the US-Mexico border would cost as much as $21.6 billion (Rs 1.45 lakh crore), and take more than three years to construct.
According to news agency Reuters, the internal report is expected to be presented to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly in coming days.
The internal report also includes the roadmap to seal the border in three phases of construction of fences and walls covering just over 1,250 miles (2,000 km) by the end of 2020.
With 654 miles (1,046 km) of the border already fortified, the new construction would extend almost the length of the entire border.
The internal report, according to Reuters, is the work of a group commissioned by Kelly as a final step before moving forward with requesting US taxpayer funds from Congress and getting started on construction.