The Wall of the State of Israel, which has been a symbol of Israeli identity for centuries, will be inaugurated this weekend, with its completion expected by December 2020.
The project, which will cost $2.5 billion, was originally approved in January 2019, but was delayed to 2019 following a dispute between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the government of his Likud Party.
Critics have argued that the project will be a burden for the government, and Netanyahu has promised to renegotiate the terms of the project, according to Reuters.
The Wall will be the largest in the world, measuring nearly 5,500 feet high (1,200 meters) and a total of 7,600 feet wide (2,200 metres).
The project is expected to generate about $3 billion in economic activity annually, and has received support from around the world.