If the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall is stopped, the U.S. government can save nearly $2.6 billion.
The Washington Post reported on December 17 that according to the estimates of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reviewed by the newspaper, if U.S. President-elect Biden stops the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall project on the first day of his term, the U.S. government will save about $2.6 billion.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects that there will be nearly $3.3 billion in unused funds in the project budget of the U.S.-Mexico border wall on January 21 next year.
If the Biden administration annules or amends the contract, construction companies can ask the U.S. government for the withdrawal of construction teams and construction materials and equipment, which cost about 700 million US dollars.
Raini Brunson, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said that the commander of the Corps met with members of Biden’s transition team last week to discuss matters related to the border wall project.
“We cannot speculate on the final cost estimate of undelivered work, nor can we speculate on what action the White House may or may not take,” she said in the statement. Brunson declined to comment on estimates reviewed by The Washington Post.