Mexico's largest cement company, CEMEX, hassaid that it won’t build President Trump's proposed controversial wall along the US-Mexico border.
“I want to be very clear on this topic: CEMEX will not participate in the construction of the wall,” said Rogelio Zambrano, President of CEMEX. He said his company has not participated in the first round of bids that is currently underway.
Asked whether CEMEX would provide building materials to companies constructing the wall, Zambrano said he had al ready been clear about that particular issue.
Last month, the company had said that it would provide materials to firms that it had signed contracts with, even if they were building the wall.
“If one of our clients requests a quote for materials, we have the responsibility to do so,” the company had said in a statement. “But this does not imply that CEMEX will participate in the project.”
US President Trump had recently requested $1 billion as the first installment to build his proposed border wall, which has total cost estimates ranging between $12 billion and $24billion.