Britain is going to build a huge concrete wall in Calais, France, in the hope of stopping refugees and migrants getting into the country through the Channel Tunnel, according to reports.
A number of British media outlets, including The Guardian and The Telegraph, reported that Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill told lawmakers on Tuesday that Britain would pay for a 4 meter-high, 1 kilometer-long (13 foot-high, 0.6 mile-long) wall along the carriageway that leads into the Calais ferry port.
People hoping to live in Britain have long secreted themselves on trucks going into the port and through the tunnel from France. Many of the stowaways reportedly come from the Jungle, a large camp used by refugees and migrants that is near the port entrance. An existing fence has not prevented migrants and refugees from attempting to get onto trucks using the carriageway.
According to reports, the new wall will cost 2 million pounds ($2.6 million) to build, a cost that will be covered by Britain.