Govt decides to relocate 80,000 more Rohingyas to Bhasan Char
Published: 06:16 PM, 6 June 2021
Govt decides to relocate 80,000 more Rohingyas to Bhasan Char; File Photo
The government has decided to relocate another 80,000 Rohingyas to Bhasan Char. In addition, the international community has been urged to be more proactive in ensuring all basic rights, including accommodation.
Chief Secretary to the Prime Minister Ahmed Kaikaus made the call in a meeting on Sunday with ambassadors and high commissioners from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as representatives of the European Union and UNHCR. The meeting was held at the Prime Minister's Office.
Deputy Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. K.M. Shakhawat Moon said, the meeting was chaired by Ahmed Kaikaus and discussed various issues and steps taken by the government to resolve the Rohingya issue.
The meeting was informed that the government has already relocated 18,000 Rohingyas to Bhasan Char from various camps in Cox's Bazar. Following this, the Bangladesh government has planned to relocate another 80,000 Rohingya people to Bhasan Char.
Mentioning that the developed environment of Bhasan Char has been appreciated by international communities, the Chief Secretary to the Prime Minister said that the government is trying to ensure all the basic rights of the Rohingya people including suitable living arrangements.
Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office Tofazzal Hossain Miah and other concerned secretaries were present.