Pentagon authorises USD 1 billion for Trump’s border wall

PTI

Mexico-US Border Wall (File Photo)

US-Mexico Border Wall (File Photo)

Acting Pentagon Chief Patrick Shanahan said on Monday that he had authorized USD 1 billion to build part of the wall sought by President Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border.

The Department of Homeland Security asked the Pentagon to build 92 kilometres of 5.5-meter fencing, build and improve roads, and install lighting to support Trump’s emergency declaration as concerns the border.

Shanahan “authorized the commander of the US Army Corps of Engineers to begin planning and executing up to USD 1 billion in support to the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol,” a Pentagon statement read.

(PTI)