Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday urged the local and international aid agencies to come forward in aid of the Rohiynga refugees as it is very important to ensure quality sanitation and safe drinking water in their camps.
Quoting the minister BSS said, "Quality sanitation and safe drinking water is very essential for the Rohingya refugees, ousted from their homes in the Rakhine state in the face of ethnic cleansing by the Myanmar troops."
He came up with the statements while opening the Durga Puja festival at Indrasen Temple.
Quader, also the general secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, said Ukhia and Teknaf people showed their highly appreciable sympathy for the Rohingya refugees, adding, "Without the local people's cooperation, relief and other rehabilitation works could be difficult for the large number of Rohingya refugees."
He said coordination among the local people, local representatives, political workers, social and cultural organizations and civil administration along with the army and the BGB helped a lot in improving the relief management.
Later, the minister inaugurated the Durga Puja festival by lighting up the pradip (Lamp).