Pentagon Chief Patrick Shanahan Authorizes USD 1 Billion For Donald Trump's Border Wall
U.S. border wall with Mexico. (File Image)

Washington, March 26: Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan said Monday 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 kilometers of 5.5-meter fencing, build and improve roads, and install lighting to support Trump's emergency declaration as concerns the border. Donald Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Wall Along US-Mexico Border With Federal Money.

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.