(TELEGRAPH) — Construction is soon to begin on a "big new wall" in Calais following a surge in the number of migrants trying to get across the Channel, the Government has announced.
The 13ft (4m) high concrete barrier will be funded by Britain at a cost of £2 million, and will stretch over a half a mile along the main dual carriageway approaching the ferry port. Work is expected to begin as soon as this month.
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The measure was confirmed on Tuesday by the immigration minister, Robert Goodwill, who said: "The security that we are putting in at the port is being stepped up with better equipment.
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"We are going to start building this big new wall very soon. We've done the fence, now we are doing a wall."