In the fourth phase of the government's relocation process, 2,000 more Rohingyas have left for Bhasan Char.
Thirty-seven buses carrying the Rohingyas started their journey for Chattogram between Sunday noon and afternoon.
In the fourth phase, a total of 4,000 Rohingyas are supposed to be relocated to Bhasan Char in two phases on Sunday and Monday respectively.
A group of 2,000 Rohingyas crossed the transit point on Sunday noon as part of the first shift, according to sources.
Additionally, two vacant buses, two ambulances, five security protocols, and three microbuses of special organisation left for Chattogram along with the Rohingyas carrying busses. Eleven covered vans, carrying goods of Rohingyas were also included in this journey.
The leaders of registered and unregistered camps said on condition of anonymity that many have been interested to relocate Bhasan Char after seeing life stories through social media of those who went to Bhasan Char earlier.
Many of them willingly registered their names after knowing about the facilities in Bhasan Char from their relatives who went there on 4 and 28 December last year and 28 and 29 January.
In the first phase, Bangladesh relocated some 1,642 Rohingyas to Bhasan Char on 4 December and 1,805 Rohingyas of 428 families on 28 December, and some 4,000 on 28 and 29 January. As of the date, so far around 8,000 Rohingyas have been relocated to Bhasan Char.
Besides, over 300 Rohingyas, who were stranded on the coast on their way to Malaysia, were sent to Bhasan Char earlier.