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The second batch of Rohingya will move to Bhashan Char on December 29

The second batch of Rohingya will move to Bhashan Char

A second group of Rohingya refugees, comprising between 700 and 1,000 people, will be resettled on Bhashan Char Island in Noakhali district on December 29.

The refugees will be transported to Chittagong on December 28, where they will be housed for the night. They will be sent to Bhashan Char from Chittagong on December 29.

An official deeply involved in the process confirmed the matter to the media.

"Hopefully we can pardon more people from

the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar at the end of this month, "Commodore AA Mamun Chowdhury, director of the Ashrayan -3 Project (the official name of the Bhashan Char project) told this correspondent. He assured that those who were relocated in the first lot is doing very well.

Different government agencies led by the office of the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) are making the necessary preparations for the scheduled relocations.

The source indicated that the success of the first batch of relocations, which includes 1,642 Rohingya, appears to have excited the government to go ahead with the second batch of relocations.

The first phase of relocations took place on December 4. Eighty buses, five Navy ships and one army ship were used to transport the Rohingya for different parts of the journey.

The Bhashan Char project is ready to receive up to 100,000 Rohingya, according to Commodore Chowdhury.

More than 750,000 Rohingya fled a military offensive in Myanmar starting in August 2017, finding refuge across the border in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh.

They joined some 300,000 Rohingya, who had previously fled decades of violence in Rakhine state and had been living in Cox's Bazar. More than 1.1 million refugees now live in Cox 'Bazar. The navy prepared the Tk3,100 crore housing project in Bhashan Char to alleviate congestion in the Cox's Bazar camps.

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