2,260 more Rohingyas reach Bhasan Char
Published : Wednesday, 3 March, 2021 at 6:51 PM Count : 179
A total of 2,260 more Rohingyas on Wednesday reached Bhasan Char from city’s Patenga boat club in the seventh batch under the supervision of Bangladesh Navy.
Rohingya people, who were forcibly displaced from their motherland Rakhine state, Myanmar, arrived at Bhasan Char 15 days after the 6th batch of them reached there as a part of their relocation process, sources said.
Earlier, they reached Patenga from Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya Balukhali camp and left for Bhasan Char with the help of six naval ships around 10:20 am today after an overnight stay at a makeshift transit camp of BAF Shaheen College here.
The first group of 1,642 Rohingyas reached Bhasan Char on December 4, the second batch of 1,804 Rohingyas on December 29, in 2020 and the 3rd batch of 1,778 Rohingyas on January 29, fourth batch 1,464 Rohingya on January 30 and 5th batch 2010 Rohingya reached on February 15 and 1,021 Rohingya reached on February 16 at Bhasan Char under the supervision of the Bangladesh Navy, sources said.
Rear Admiral Mozemmel Hoque, Commander of Bangladesh Navy in Chattogram region, said “Another 2,260 more Rohingyas reached Bhasan Char around 1:45 pm today”.
Before boarding the ship, the Rohingyas were given tokens and keys of the allotted shelter homes after various data entries, he added.
He said that the government has provided infrastructure of 120 cluster villages on the 13,000-acres of char land at a cost of Taka 3,095 crore to
accommodate more than one lakh Rohynga people, reports BSS.