Bangladesh to allocate special funds for Rohingya rehabilitation

Updated:6 months, 1 week ago IST

Dhaka (Bangladesh), Jun 06 (ANI): Bangladesh Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said the government will allocate a special fund for Rohingya rehabilitation in the upcoming 2018-19 fiscal year budget. "We planned to allocate around Tk400 crore as special funds for Rohingya rehabilitation," Dhaka Tribune quoted Muhith as saying. The allocation will be provided mainly for building shelters for Rohingya rehabilitation. Specific allocations to ensure health care, sanitation, and food supply would also be given to the concerned ministries, Muhith further said. The proposed budget will be announced in Parliament on Thursday. Rohingyas are a Muslim minority ethnic group in Myanmar, who are considered as illegal immigrants as opposed to citizens of the country.

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