Govt monitoring use of Myanmar mobile network in Rohingya camps: home minister
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan today said the government has been monitoring the use of Myanmar mobile network in Rohingya refugee camps and formed a committee to discourage it.
"The committee will soon find a solution and make arrangements so that Rohingyas can use Bangladeshi network," he said to media after attending the sixth meeting of the national committee on coordination, management and law and order of forcefully displaced Myanmar citizens at the Secretariat today.
"We have discussed in detail about the arrangement to let Rohingya refugees enter our network. The Bangladesh Army has almost completed building a security fence, patrol road, and watch tower around the refugee camp. Ninety-five to 99 percent of the work is already complete," he said.
He said according to the recent report, 65% of Rohingya population has been brought under birth control campaign.
The government is giving its all-out effort for Rohingya repatriation and hopefully a solution will be reached soon, said Asaduzzaman.
When asked how many Rohingyas the US wants to take from Bangladesh, the minister said they are taking the Rohingyas by providing visas themselves.
"Three years ago, the United Nations representative for the Netherlands had shown interest in taking Rohingyas to me but I got to know that the country only took seven of them and Australia took 24. The number is quite poor and I don't want to bring people's attention to that," he said.
However, the US informed Bangladesh in detail about how many Rohingyas they want to take and how.