Massive $1.3 billion contract awarded for southern border wall, largest yet

by Peter Heck · May 21st, 2020 10:23 am

As progress on the southern border wall continues, a North Dakota construction company has been awarded the largest building contract to date for the project.

According to the announcement made by North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer, Fisher Sand and Gravel Company has landed a $1.3 billion contract to build a 42-mile section of President Trump's promised wall along a strip of land in southern Arizona between the cities of Nogales and Sasabe.

Democrats have cried foul, claiming that the contract was awarded for political reasons, citing the $10,800 donation the owners of Fisher Sand and Gravel Company made to Cramer, a Republican, who subsequently invited them as guests to the State of the Union Address.

When asked if there were any other bidders for the contract, the Army Corps of Engineers declined to answer, citing "procurement sensitivities."

There is currently no timetable set for the start or the completion of the project.


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