The government has opened eight langhar khana, or free kitchens, and 12 relief distribution centres at the refugee camps in Cox's Bazar to overcome the food crisis there.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader disclosed the matter on Monday, after an inauguration of a road expansion project in the district.
The initiative to provide food was taken so that no Rohingya refugee would starve, the minister said.
He also distributed relief at Kutupalong and Balukhali refugee camps after the inauguration ceremony.
The government will provide all types of humanitarian assistance – including temporary accommodation, medical treatment and sanitation to the refugees, added Obaidul, also the general secretary of the Awami League.
The road expansion project, worth Tk2 crore, will widen the existing Shahid ATM Jafar Alam Arkan road that connects Ukhiya to Kutupalong. The project was undertaken to ensure smooth transportation of humanitarian relief for the Rohingya refugees, said the minister.
Awami League Joint General Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Organising Secretary Enamul Haque Shamim, Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujid Roy Nandi, local MPs and district leaders were also present during the inauguration ceremony.
This article was first published on Bangla Tribune