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In second phase, 1,772 Rohingyas going to Bhasanchar

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Published: 09:33, 29 December 2020   Update: 11:09, 29 December 2020
In second phase, 1,772 Rohingyas going to Bhasanchar

In second phase, 1,772 Rohingyas are going to Bhasanchar, an island around 37 miles off the coast of Bay of Bengal under Hatiya upazila of Noakhali.

A total of 1,772 Rohingyas started to board six ships from Chattogram for Bhasanchar on Tuesday morning.

Commodore Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury, project director of the Bhasanchar Rohingya Ashrayan Project, said that all the members of the 427 families, who are willing to go there, are being taken.

Commodore Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury said the navy had taken all necessary steps to take the Rohingyas to Bhasanchar.

The official said six naval ships carrying Rohingyas will leave Patenga in Chattogram for Bhasanchar around 10.00am.

In first phase, 1,642 Rohingyas went to Bhasanchar.

Earlier on Monday, 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.