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A cement truck leaves the Cemex SA cement distribution center in Monterrey, Mexico, June 7, 2007. Cemex SA of Mexico became the world's largest supplier of cement and possibly the biggest building materials supplier in the world on Thursday when executives confirmed the company had won a controlling stake in Australia's Rinker Group Ltd. (AP Photo/Monica Rueda)

A Mexican company said it will 'gladly' provide materials for Trump's border wall


One of the world's largest cement producers, Mexico's Cemex, is willing to providing the raw materials needed to build President Trump's controversial wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, Reuters reported.

"We will gladly do it," Cemex President Rogelio Zambrano told the newspaper.

It's not certain which other companies might participate in the likely multi-billion dollar project, Zambrano added.

In his first major address to a joint session of Congress, President Trump declared that the construction of a "great wall" will "begin soon."

"It will be started ahead of schedule and, when finished, it will be a very effective weapon against drugs and crime," he said.

Trump has also repeatedly said that Mexico will pay for the wall, though President Enrique Peña Nieto has refuted the idea. Tensions between the 45th commander-in-chief and the Mexican president ran high at the end of January after Nieto had canceled a White House meeting after Trump insisted that Mexico provides the financial resources to construct the wall.

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