Mexican company Cemex reportedly willing to help build President Trump's border wall

MEXICO CITY, March 1 (Reuters) - 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, 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.

Where the wall already exists along the US-Mexico border

It was not known which other companies might participate or the likely demand for cement for the wall, Zambrano said.

Trump has repeatedly said the wall is needed to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the United States along the nearly 2,000-mile (3,220 km) southern border.

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Trump has consistently said Mexico will ultimately pay for the new wall, while Mexican officials have firmly rejected that idea.

Vice President Mike Pence reiterated Trump's sentiments while doing morning show interviews on Wednesday.

"We're gong to build a wall," Pence said on ABC's Good Morning America, adding that even though Trump didn't say it during his Tuesday night address -- Mexico will be paying for the wall.

Much of the border already features some kind of physical barrier in addition to other security measures.

(Reporting by David Alire Garcia; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe; Additional reporting by AOL News)