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Calais: The British Government will Finance the Construction of an Anti-Migrant Wall

The wall will be along a kilometre and four meters high for a construction cost of nearly three million …

In Calais, the work of building a wall to prevent migrants from climbing on trucks, will start soon said Wednesday the British Ministry of the Interior.

Four meters high and a kilometre long

The wall, above four meters high and one kilometre long, will be built near the road leading to the port of Calais, the RN 216, also called “port bypass.” “We have built fences, now we are building a wall,” said Secretary of State for Immigration Robert Goodwill.

At a cost of 2.7 million euros, the green wall will be funded by the UK and built by the French services of the Interdepartmental Road Directorate (DIR). “The works, which will affect traffic, will take place from September to December,” said Wednesday, a North DIR spokesman told AFP.

Attempt to secure the road

The wall is designed to prevent migrants, present in large numbers in the camp of the “Jungle” to travel on and around the port ring road in order to get into trucks bound for the UK. This is also on this same stretch of ring road that dams are sometimes built by migrants, mainly from night to slow traffic and access for heavy vehicles.

The authorities are now 6.900 in the “Jungle”, but evoke associations of more than 9,000 refugees, including 900 unaccompanied minors. They were between 3,500 and 5,000 at the end of the dismantling of the camp’s southern area in March.

France has also announced its intention to continue the phased dismantling of the camp and intensify voluntary redundancy by creating Calais by the end of the year some 8,000 seats in various care facilities.

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