379 more Rohingyas reach Bhasan Char
Published : Thursday, 25 November, 2021 at 10:52 PM Count : 433
Another 379 more Rohingyas reached Bhasan Char from the city's Patenga Boat Club on Thursday under the supervision of Bangladesh Navy.
Earlier, they reached Patenga from Cox's Bazar's Ukhiya Balukhali camp and left for Bhasan Char with the help of two naval ships around 10 am today after an overnight stay at a temporary transit camp of BAF Shaheen College.
Rear Admiral Mozammel Haque, Chattogram Region Commander of the Bangladesh Navy said that there were various rumors about Bhasanchar. Confidence among the Rohingyas has also returned after the departure of various organizations including the United Nations and UNHCR, BSS reports.
Now many are interested in going to Bhasanchar. About 1 lakh Rohingyas are being kept in Bhasanchar, he said.
The first group of 1,642 Rohingyas reached Bhasan Char on December 4, the second batch of 1,804 on December 29, in 2020 and the 3rd batch of 1,778 Rohingyas on January 29, fourth batch of 1,464 Rohingyas on January 30 and 5th batch of 2,010 Rohingyas reached on Feb 15 and 1,021 reached on Feb 16 and 2,260 reached on March 3 and last group of 1,750 Rohingayas reached at Bhasanchar under the supervision of the Bangladesh Navy on March 4, the sources said.
Rear Admiral Mozemmel Hoque, told reporters that another 379 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, Hoque 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 with its own fund to accommodate more than one lakh Rohingya people.