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BFBC nabs $569M for border wall construction in California

BFBC nabs $569M for border wall construction in California

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April 14 (UPI) -- The Army has awarded BFBC a $ 569 million contract modification to build sections of wall on the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego and El Centro, Calif. Under the deal, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, BFBC, an affiliate of Bozeman, Mont.-based Barnard Construction is contracted to design and build 17.17 miles of border wall in southern California. This week's deal modifies a contract awarded in May 2019 for wall construction in El Centro and Yuma, Ariz. Construction on the Yuma sector of the wall began in September 2019, and the San Diego project was underway by December. The Arizona Republic reported in December that that group of wall projects were funded after 128 military projects were canceled under Section 2808, which gives the Pentagon emergency c...
Southwest Valley awarded $524M for border wall construction in Arizona

Southwest Valley awarded $524M for border wall construction in Arizona

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March 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has awarded $ 524 million to Southwest Valley Constructors for design and build of a section of wall along the U.S. Mexico border, the Department of Defense announced. The deal modifies an earlier contract, originally awarded in May 2019, for design build replacing the section of the wall near Tucson, Ariz. In February, Southwest Valley received a $ 175.4 million contract for border wall construction in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. The Arizona Daily Star has reported that the Albuquerque, N.M.-based contractor was formed in 2017 in Delaware by officers with the Omaha-based, multibillion-dollar construction firm Kiewit. Kiewit has also received about $ 1.8 billion in border wall contracts. The project has an estimated completion date of Sept. 7, 2021. ...
UN says 13,000 migrants mass at Turkey’s border with Greece

UN says 13,000 migrants mass at Turkey’s border with Greece

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KASTANIES, Greece -- The United Nations said Sunday that at least 13,000 people were massed on Turkey’s land border with Greece, after Turkey officially declared its western borders were open to migrants and refugees hoping to head into the European Union. Turkey's decision to open the borders with Greece came amid a military escalation in Syria's northwest that has led to growing direct clashes between Turkish and Syrian forces. In Syria, the government said it was closing its airspace for any flights or drones across the country's northwestern region. It said any aircraft that penetrates Syrian airspace will be treated as hostile and shot down. The announcement came after two days of Turkish drone attacks in Idlib province that Syrian activists said caused heavy losses to Syrian govern
Southwest Valley Constructors receives $175.4M for border wall in Texas

Southwest Valley Constructors receives $175.4M for border wall in Texas

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Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Southwest Valley Constructors was awarded a $ 175.4 million contract for border wall construction in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, the Pentagon announced Friday. Work on this contract will be performed in Rio Grande City, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 4, 2021, according to the Department of Defense. The project is funded with Fiscal 2018 and 2019 appropriation funds, with the full amount of the award being obligated immediately. In May 2019 the Pentagon awarded Southwest Valley Constructors with a $ 646 million million contract for design and build of the border wall at Tucson, Ariz., after being selected to compete for each order of a $ 5 billion bid earlier that month. According to the Arizona Daily Star, Albuquerque, N.M.-based contractor was formed in D...
Austria considers border controls as Italy searches for coronavirus superspreader

Austria considers border controls as Italy searches for coronavirus superspreader

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Austria is assembling a coronavirus taskforce to discuss whether to introduce border controls with Italy, where a fourth person has died.About a dozen towns in Italy are in lockdown as authorities race to contain the biggest outbreak of coronavirus in Europe. At least 152 people in Italy have been infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and there have been four deaths over the past 48 hours.The latest victim was an 84-year-old man from Bergamo, according to Sky News Italia. He is the third death in the northern Lombardy region. Image: A train stopped by authorities on the Italian side of the Brenner Pass On Sunday evening, Austria refused entry to a train coming from Italy after the Italian State Railways inform...