President Trump long campaigned on his promise to build a wall along the US-Mexico border and he is ready to fulfill that promise.
According to The Washington Times, the Trump administration released contracting documents from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regarding the wall.
The documents stated that the wall should be “physically imposing in height,” totaling at least 18 feet high, but with the goal being 30 feet. In addition, the wall must go at least six feet underground.
Conservative Tribune reports:
CNBC also reported other specifications included that the wall must be extremely difficult to penetrate, stating that it must take at least an hour for anyone to cut through with a “sledgehammer, car jack, pick ax, chisel, battery-operated impact tools, battery-operated cutting tools, Oxy/acetylene torch or other similar hand-held tools.”
The guidelines also stated that the wall, which would run 2,000 miles along the Mexican border, would be pleasing to look at from the U.S. side.
The contracting documents also called for designs that would work on sloping areas, which seemed to point to the fact that the wall would also run along mountainous terrain.
Other specifications for the wall included 25- and 50-foot automated gates, according to CNBC.
According to reports, $1 billion is needed to get construction rolling and an additional $2 billion in 2018 to keep the construction going.
The project will be overseen by the Department of Homeland Security, which is accepting proposals from design firms until the March 29 deadline.
Unlike his predecessor, Trump knows how to follow through on his promises.