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Home minister: Rohingya repatriation to begin soon

  • Published at 11:27 pm September 28th, 2021
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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal after a meeting at Maheshkhali in Cox's Bazar on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

The minister also hopes Bangladesh will become a developing country within 2040

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said that efforts are being made to repatriate the Rohingya refugees staying in Bangladesh. 

“We hope the repatriation process will start very soon internationally,” he said.

He made the remarks following a views exchange meeting regarding the overall progress of the Matarbari Deep Seaport Project and Coal Power Plant at Maheshkhali in Cox's Bazar on Tuesday afternoon.

The minister said: “Several mega projects of the present government including Cox's Bazar International Airport Project and Rail Line Project are underway. The security of these projects is our overall responsibility. Security will be strengthened further in the future.”

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He hoped that Bangladesh would become a developing country within 2040. "We have to work together to achieve that goal,” he added.

Earlier, when he landed on the helipad of the coal power plant at around 11am, he was received by senior leaders including local MP Asheq Ullah Rafique.

During the visit, the minister was accompanied by the Secretary of the Council of Ministers Khandker Anwarul Islam, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Benazir Ahmed, BGB Director General Maj Gen Md Shafinul Islam, MP Asheq Ullah, and Additional IGP (Special Branch) Md Monirul Islam among others.