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3,000 more Rohingyas going to Bhasanchar Friday

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Published: 14:14, 28 January 2021   Update: 18:18, 28 January 2021
3,000 more Rohingyas going to Bhasanchar Friday

About 3,000 more Rohingyas are going to Bhasanchar, an island around 37 miles off the coast of Bay of Bengal under Hatiya upazila of Noakhali, on Friday.

An officer of the Bhasanchar Rohingya Ashrayan Project said Rohingyas, who are willing to go there, are being taken.

The navy has taken all necessary steps to take the Rohingyas to Bhasanchar.

The official said several ships carrying Rohingyas will leave Patenga in Chattogram for Bhasanchar in the morning.

On Thursday evening, they will reach 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.