The construction of the border wall will go live stream, according to the plan pushed forward by President Trump ‘s senior adviser Jared Kushner and other White House officials, reported the Washington Post.
The live stream is to set up a 24-hour constant stream, claiming a concerning White House official, “There will be a wall cam, and it’ll launch early next year.”
Kushner reportedly brought out that idea during a July meeting and since then border wall meetings have been scheduled every two weeks to advance the work progress.
Construction crews under U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a report on Friday, Oct. 25, indicating completion of 74 miles of border wall replacement systems, 158 miles of additional walls are currently under construction and 276 miles are in a “pre-construction phase,” along the southwestern border with Mexico. Construction on an additional 158 miles is underway with a projected completion of 450 miles by the end of 2020.
The construction of the Southern border wall is planned to cost about $ 9.8 billion to be financed by appropriated funds and Defense Department money.
Democrats reportedly blocked passage of a massive, almost $700 billion Pentagon funding measure on the grounds that Republicans are shortchanging health and education programs to pay for President Trump’s border fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border next year.
That would probably slow down the construction work as indicated by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) “Senate Democrats just voted to filibuster the annual funding for the U.S. armed forces. It’s the second time they have blocked defense funding in two months. We can’t advance it.”
Delays in the acquisition of privately held land in Texas along the U.S.-Mexico border was also cited as another reason for the slowdown.
According to CBP, funds for the border’s mapping and planning can go toward this initiative and the website currently under design by Trump administration’s chief digital officer Ory Rinat, will reportedly incorporate the live camera feeds, allowing the public to visibly track the wall’s progress.
The Army Corps and CBP have shown concern that construction contractors might not want to have their proprietary techniques exposed to competitors, told some sources to the media.
But Kushner does not believe contractors’ claims that their construction methods are proprietary and insists on putting into practice the initiative that can help boost the slowed progress of the construction work.