Fact Sheet: Bhashan Char

Bhasan Char (Bengali: ভাসান চর), also known as Char Piya, is an island in Hatiya Upazila, Bangladesh. It is located in the Bay of Bengal, 37 miles from the coast. The island was formed with Himalayan silt in 2006. It spans 40 square kilometres (15 sq mi; 4,000 ha).

In December 2017, the Bangladeshi government inaugurated the project that cost of Tk 2,312 crore (more than 275 million US dollar) to relocate one hundred Rohingyas from Cox’s Bazar to Bhashan Char.

There are many possible ways of earning such as fishing, poultry farming, sheep and cattle rearing, cultivation of rice and vegetables, carpentry, handicrafts, tailoring and providing different community services.

The government has also promised to provide higher education facilities.

Fact Sheet

Cyclone centre120
Solar-powered street lights1000
Water Source:
Many ponds and rainwater harvesting facilities
each 5,461 square feet
Internal Roads42 Km
Transportation Human haulers & battery-run rickshaws
The mobile phone network Grameenphone and Robi
Fire station1
Each building will house64 persons or 16 family
Each block768 persons
Each Room hasfour steel-made beds,
a ceiling fan and a light
Every 16 families have to share2 kitchens with 8 cooking stoves
Each building has6 toilets and 4 bathrooms
No of large lakes2
Cyclone centres capacity1,000 people and 200 cattle
Hospital2 Shelter centre
Community clinics4 Shelter centre
law enforcement authorities2 Shelter centre
UN representatives, RRRC2 Shelter centre
Mosques3 Shelter centre
Super shop1 Shelter centre