International aid agencies and the UN have opposed the relocation since it was first proposed in 2015, expressing fear that a big storm could wash over Bhashan Char and endanger thousands of lives
Ten dead, 5,000 shelters destroyed at Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh's Cox Bazar by monsoon rains
10 people have died and 5,000 shanty homes have been destroyed since April by monsoon rains in overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
The controversial plan is already behind schedule. Officials previously said they wanted to start moving refugees from overcrowded camps near the border with Myanmar to the island in June before the monsoon began.