Chinese ambassador Li visits Bhasan Char

Chinese ambassador Li visits Bhasan Char

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming has recently visited Bhasan Char to meet the Rohingyas staying there temporarily and see the facilities there for them, UNB reports.

Ambassador Li also inspected two projects on the island undertaken by Chinese companies, said the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka on Monday.

Wang Zhihong, Political Counselor of the Embassy, Deputy Project Director of the Ashrayan-03 Project and additional Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner accompanied Ambassador Li during the visit.

The numerous challenges associated with the temporary hosting of persecuted Rohingyas from Myanmar have compelled the government of Bangladesh to plan relocation of 100,000 Rohingyas to Bhasan Char in phases, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Bangladesh has been hosting them on a temporary basis purely out of humanitarian gesture, Bangladesh says.