, one of the world's largest #cement
producers, is open to providing the raw materials for #US
between the two neighbors, daily newspaper Reforma reported on Wednesday.
"We will gladly do it," Cemex President Rogelio Zambrano told the newspaper, when asked if the company would provide a cement estimate for the controversial project, potentially worth billions of dollars. It was not known which other companies might participate or the likely demand for cement for the wall, Zambrano said.
On Wednesday a spokesperson for #Cemex
provided a statement to #Telemundo
. "Cemex is not a U.S. construction company; it's a company that produces materials for construction. To date there are no technical details about said construction and no one has sought us out to participate. If one of our clients asks us to quote materials, we have the responsibility to do so, but that does not imply that Cemex would participate in the construction."
has repeatedly said the wall is needed to prevent #illegal
from entering the #UnitedStates
along the nearly 2,000-mile (3,220 km) southern #border
Trump has consistently said #Mexico
will ultimately #pay
for the new wall, while Mexican officials have firmly rejected that idea.
Much of the border already features some kind of physical #barrier
in addition to other security measures.
Mexico's Cemex, one of the world's largest cement producers, is open to providing the raw materials for U.S. President Donald Trump's promised wall between the two neighbors.