Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar who entered Bangladesh illegally will be rehabilitated to Thengarchar in Hatiya for protecting the beach town of Cox’s Bazar, Agencies report.
“The Rohingyas will be rehabilitated to Thengarchar on humanitarian ground. Cox’s Bazar is a small place and also a tourist town. The decision was taken to protect the natural beauty of Cox’s Bazar and ensure the security of tourists.”
The minister came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after inaugurating the 170-metre-long four-lane project for ‘beautification and expansion of Saikat Road’ involving Tk 3.17 crore at Kalatoli in the town.
“The government will take necessary steps for their livelihood and education there until the Myanmar government takes them back,” he said.
The minister also said the construction work on a 78-km long Cox’s Bazar Marine Drive Road will complete soon as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate it in April next.
Zila Parishad Chairman Mosstaque Ahmed Chowdhury, Chairman of Cox’s Bazar Unnayan Kartipakkha Colonel Forkan Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner Ali Hossain and Police Super Dr AKM Iqbal Hossain were, among others, present on the occasion.