BD facing multidimensional crisis for Rohingyas: CPD

MNA Exclusive Desk: Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, distinguished Fellow of Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD), said that Bangladesh plunged into multidimensional problems for Rohingya crisis affecting its economy and employment.

Terming Rohingya crisis as a global problem, Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya said alongside the relief assistance to the Rohingya people, a coordinated and specific international diplomatic pressure should be exerted on Myanmar to ensure quick repatriation of the Rohingyas.

He also laid emphasis on permanently resolving the Rohingya crisis which is a pressing issue for Bangladesh.

He said this in a civic dialogue on “Economic Implications of the Rohingya Crisis for Bangladesh and National Budget FY 2019” held at city hotel this afternoon.

Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Sacheton Nagarik Committee (SNC) and Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) jointly organized the dialogue.

CPD, executive director Dr Fahmida Khatun presented the key note speech in the dialogue.

Participating in the dialogue Alamgir Mohammad Siraj Uddin, former Vice Chancellor of Chattogram University, said that the repatriation plan and process have raised concerns among the Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar, the diplomatic circles and human rights groups as Mayanmer has been procrastinating the process, reported news agency.