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Dhaka: Government has announced that it will start to shift Rohingya Muslims from congested camps to a remote island vulnerable to extreme weather, despite attracting considerable controversy.
Bhashan Char Island, a muddy silt islet that only rose from the Bay of Bengal in 2006 where shelters and flood walls have been constructed and authorities are hoping to relocate 100,000 Rohingya refugees.
Bangladesh has been talking about the island for years and the plan to relocate some of the nearly one million Rohingya refugees living along its border with Myanmar has stalled many times.
Mozammel Huq, the head of cabinet committee on law and order told "We plan to start the process next month, as construction at Bhashan Char is now complete,"
Although this plan has drawn critics from all over especially from Rohingya community as there are still doubts that island would be able to withstand violent storms during the monsoon.