Bangladesh government has readied an island in the country to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees.
The country, however, has fixed no date to begin relocating people from crowded and squalid camps on the country’s border with Myanmar.
According to reports, the island was regularly submerged during monsoon seasons.
Flood protection embankments, houses, hospitals and mosques have been built on Bhasan Char in the Bay of Bengal.
“Bhasan Char is ready for habitation. Everything has been put in place,” Bangladesh refugee, relief and repatriation commissioner Mahbub Alam Talukder said.
The island is built to accommodate 100,000 people, just a fraction of the million Rohingya Muslims who have fled waves of violent persecution in their native Myanmar.
About 700,000 people came after August 2017, when the military in Myanmar launched a harsh counterinsurgency campaign against Rohingya in response to an attack by insurgents.