US gives contractors timetable to pitch to build Mexico border wall

Contracts will be awarded by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, the US Customs and Border Protection agency said.

The agency said on Friday on a website for US federal contractors that a request for bids would be published on or around March 6.

Companies would have to submit "concept papers" to design and build prototypes by March 10.

CBP will narrow the field by March 20 and require that finalists renew their offers by March 24, with a price attached.

The timetable shows that Mr Trump is aggressively pursuing plans to build what he calls "a great wall" on the 2,000-mile border with Mexico.

Mr Trump told the Conservative Political Action Conference today that construction will start "very soon" and is ahead of schedule.

AP


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