A Mexican cement company said that it would help with the construction of the Mexican-American wall along the U.S.-Mexico border if asked. Rogelio Zambrano, President of Cemex, one of the world’s largest cement producers, was more than willing to provide a cement estimate for this wall. There is a website where contractors interested in the project can apply and submit a prototype concept paper by March 10th and a formal proposal by March 24th. The border between Mexico and the United States is approximately 2,000 miles long and in an estimate by Homeland Security, the wall will take $21.6 billion and 3.5 years to complete.
From The Hill:
A number of small businesses have also applied, including 20 owned by Hispanic-Americans who could come under scrutiny for helping create the structure. Trump frequently vowed during his 2016 presidential bid that Mexico would ultimately fund a wall along its border with America. Mexican leadership has repeatedly denied it will cover the barrier’s cost, straining ties between the usually cordial neighbors. Vice President Pence stressed Wednesday that Mexico will eventually foot the bill. “We’re gong to build a wall,” he said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “We’re going to enforce the laws of this country.” “[Trump] didn’t say Mexico is going to pay for [the wall],” host George Stephanopoulos said, referencing Trump’s speech to Congress Tuesday. “Well, they are,” retorted Pence, the former Republican governor of Indiana.