2,147 more Rohingya people relocated to Bhasan Char

Staff Correspondent

3 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

As many as 2,147 more Rohingyas were relocated to Bhasan Char in Noakhali from their camps in Cox’s Bazar on Friday.

The relocated Rohingyas include 547 male, 630 female and 970 children.

Six ships of Bangladesh Navy carrying the Rohingyas reached Bhasan Char around 3:00pm from their stopover in Chattogram.

So far, a total of 18,000 Rohingyas have been relocated to Bhasan Char in phases.

Officials of Bangladesh Navy and Noakhali district administration were present at that time.

On their arrival in Bhasan Char, health workers tested their physical condition.

Later, they were taken to the warehouse where they were briefed by Navy officials on their living rules and regulations there.

Bangladesh is currently hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas and most of them took shelter in Cox’s Bazar in the face of ethnic cleansing and genocide by Myanmar security forces from August 25, 2017.

In Bhasan Char, Rohingya families are living in separate rooms with cooking facilities, electricity and sewerage system along with storm shelters and livelihood opportunities.            

In addition to modern accommodation for the Rohingyas, educational institutions, hospitals, clinics and playgrounds have already been set up at Bhasan Char.

The Navy implemented the Tk 31-billion housing project at a cost of public money.

There are 1,440 cluster houses and 120 four-storey shelter houses in Bhasan Char to accommodate more than 1 lakh people.