1,642 Rohingyas on way to Bhasan Char
News Desk || risingbd.com
In first phase, 5000 Rohingyas going to Bhasan Char, an island around 37 miles off the coast of Bay of Bengal under Hatiya upazila of Noakhali.
A total of 1,642 Rohingyas boarding several ships from Chattogram started journey for Bhasan char on Friday morning.
Earlier on Thursday, they reached Chattogram from Cox's Bazar, where they have been staying since 2017. They stayed overnight at BF base Zahur in Chattogram.
The Navy has prepared the Tk 3,100 crore housing project, funded with public money, after some 750,000 Rohingyas fled a brutal military campaign in Myanmar's Rakhine state and took shelter in Cox's Bazar in the months following August 2017.
They joined some 300,000 other Rohingyas, who had fled previous waves of violence in Rakhine.