Thursday, 16th September 2021

Environmental balance of Cox’s Bazar under threat from Rohingya settlements: PM

Cox Bazar, July 11 (BAN/ AD): As Rohingya crisis fails to find an solution PM Hasina has said that the environmental balance of Cox’s Bazar is under threat from clearing hills and forests for Rohingya settlements.

PM told “For this [Rohingya presence], the natural equilibrium is being destabilised in that area… settlements are being established in the area clearing forests and hills. As a result, those areas are becoming insecure and risky, too.”

PM was addressing the ‘Dhaka Meeting of the Global Commission on Adaptation’ at the Hotel Intercontinental in Dhaka on Wednesday when she mentioned about Rohingya crisis.

PM said that Bangladesh whole heartedly on humanitarian grounds gave refuge to Rohingya people and noe it has turned into an big burden. She said its time now they return to their homeland.

She added “The quicker they return to their homeland the better for Bangladesh, and I do believe that.”

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