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Physical arrangement for Rohingya repatriation finalised

Sun Online Desk     16th January, 2018 12:20:48 printer

Physical arrangement for Rohingya repatriation finalised

Bangladesh and Myanmar has finalised the text of the Physical Arrangement which will facilitate return of Rohingays from Bangladesh, UNB reports.


It is guided by the earlier understanding and principles signed "Arrangement on return of displaced person from Rakhine State" and the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the JWG.


The Physical Arrangement that finalized on Tuesday stipulates that the repatriation would be completed preferably within two years from the commencement of repatriation.


Verification and return will be based on considering the family as a unit.


The two countries also finalized the "form" for verification.


The decision was taken at the first meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on the return of the displaced Rohingyas from Rakhine State, was held on Monday-Tuesday in Nay Pyi Taw.


Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque led the Bangladesh delegation while Permanent Secretary Myint Thu led the Myanmar side.


Modalities for repatriation of orphans and children born out of unwarranted incidence have been incorporated in the said Arrangement.


Under the Physical Arrangement Bangladesh would establish five transit camps from which returnees would be received initially in two reception centers on Myanmar side.


Myanmar would shelter the returnees in a temporary accommodation at the Hla Pho Khung and expeditiously rebuild the houses for the returnees to move in there.


Myanmar would consider resettling the people staying at the zero line on a priority basis.


Myanmar has reiterated its commitment to stop outflow of Myanmar residents to Bangladesh.


Both countries agreed to form two Technical Working Group, one on verification and the other on return.


The Physical Arrangement has included modalities of the relevant aspects of the return.