Iftiaz Noor Nishan :
The Rohingya delegation is going to Rakhine for the first time after taking refuge in Bangladesh. A 20-member Rohingya delegation is leaving Bangladesh for Myanmar on Friday morning. 5 to 7 officials from Bangladesh are going along.
The team will travel by river to Myanmar from Teknaf between 9 am to 10 am. The delegation is scheduled to return in the afternoon of the same day. Basically it is said to be a “go and see” visit.
It is said that this visit is to see where the Rohingyas will be kept after repatriation to Myanmar and what is the current situation there.
The delegation from Bangladesh will visit several sites in the southern region around Maungdu Township, where accommodation has been set up for the Rohingya after the repatriation.
The Myanmar government has made preparations for the repatriation to begin within this month, including the construction of housing.
On the other hand, the Rohingyas said They are eager to return home.
Analysts see the visit as a ray of hope in the stalled repatriation process.