Rohingyas’ relocation to Bhasan Char begins
Published: 12:29 PM, 3 December 2020 Updated: 02:41 PM, 3 December 2020
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The relocation of Rohingyas from Cox’s Bazar to Bhasan Char in Noakhali has begun on Thursday.
10 buses, carrying Rohingyas, already left Kutupalong camp in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar for Bhasan Char in Noakhali this morning.
RAB-7 and RAB-15 are providing security during the transfer of Rohingyas from Cox’s Bazar to Bhasan Char.
According to sources, the process of relocation of Rohingyas who fled from Rakhine in Myanmar to Bangladesh has started. In the first phase of the process, 100 Rohingya families left Kutupalong camp in Ukhiya by 10 buses for Bhasan Char.
As part of the relocation process, 100 Rohingya families are being to Patenga in Chattogram. From there, they will be to be taken to Bhasan Char on Friday, the sources further said.
Meanwhile, about 600 Rohingya families will be taken to Bhasan Char in the first phase. Rohingyas willing to go to Bhasan Char will be brought to Patenka in Chattogram by bus after undergoing a COVID test from Cox’s Bazar. From there, the displaced Rohingyas will be taken to Bhasan Char by ship.