Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday (October 17) called the displaced Rohingyas and stranded Pakistanis as burden for Bangladesh, saying they are putting pressure on country’s economy.
“Three years have already passed after Rohingyas influx in Bangladesh and it’s a burden for us,” she said.
The prime minister said this while newly appointed Ambassador of the Netherlands to Bangladesh Anne Gerard Van Leeuwen paid a courtesy call on her at her official Ganabhaban residence here.
She added that the Rohingyas are also destroying the environment and forest resources of Cox’s Bazar.
She also talked about the stranded Pakistanis, saying, “These (Rohingyas and stranded Pakistanis) are creating economic pressure on Bangladesh.”
Brac on Sunday said that the government is eager to collaborate with them in a long term partnership in the non-formal education sector, said Director-General of Bureau of Non-Formal Education (BNFE) Md Ataur Rahman.
The BNFE DG made the remarks while addressing a discussion organised by BRAC titled “Education Activities under Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme (HCMP)” at a hotel in Cox’s Bazar district town on Saturday evening, said a BRAC press release.According to a press statement issued by BRAC, the government is looking forward to utilising BRAC’s long term activities for Rohingyas and the host community in the development of the non-formal education sector.DHAKA, Bangladesh – Bangladesh intends to transfer more than 80,000 Rohingya refugees to a distant island in the Bay of Bengal after making a deal with the United Nations to provide help, officials said Friday.
PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the newsmen after the meeting.
Talking about the Rohingya issue, the Netherlands envoy apprised of his talking about the issue with the refugees and NGO activists.
He expressed his realization that the solution is rooted in sending back the Rohingyas to their native land Myanmar._BSS.