Bhasan Char now

  • An aerial view of the housing project in Bhasan Char, named Asrayan-3. It is primarily based on the concept of cluster villages comprising houses and shelter stations which have been constructed with concrete blocks and stand four feet above the ground level.

    An aerial view of the housing project in Bhasan Char, named Asrayan-3. It is primarily based on the concept of cluster villages comprising houses and shelter stations which have been constructed with concrete blocks and stand four feet above the ground level.

  • In all, the project comprises 120 cluster villages with 1,440 rooms and 120 shelter stations.

    In all, the project comprises 120 cluster villages with 1,440 rooms and 120 shelter stations.

  • Each cluster village consists of 12 tin-roofed houses, each with 16 rooms.

    Each cluster village consists of 12 tin-roofed houses, each with 16 rooms.

  • Each room is capable of accomodating four people.

    Each room is capable of accomodating four people.

  • Each house has separate toilets and bathrooms for men and women as well as a kitchen.

    Each house has separate toilets and bathrooms for men and women as well as a kitchen.

  • Solar panels have been set up on the roofs of the houses. Project officials expect to generate 1 megawatt of power from solar panels and another 2 megawatts from fuel-powered generators to meet the demands of the island's new inhabitants.

    Solar panels have been set up on the roofs of the houses. Project officials expect to generate 1 megawatt of power from solar panels and another 2 megawatts from fuel-powered generators to meet the demands of the island's new inhabitants.

  • A 91-feet high lighthouse has also been constructed on the island, which is capable of providing navigational assistance to vessels that are up to 14 nautical miles away.

    A 91-feet high lighthouse has also been constructed on the island, which is capable of providing navigational assistance to vessels that are up to 14 nautical miles away.

  • Residents will have access to two 20-bed hospitals and four community clinics.

    Residents will have access to two 20-bed hospitals and four community clinics.

  • Four storage facilities have been built to preserve food for 100,000 people for three months.

    Four storage facilities have been built to preserve food for 100,000 people for three months.

  • A farm with thousands of buffalos have been developed in Bhasan Char.

    A farm with thousands of buffalos have been developed in Bhasan Char.

  • The Navy has launched sheep farming under a pilot project.

    The Navy has launched sheep farming under a pilot project.

  • Bhasan Char has an experimental pigeon farm.

    Bhasan Char has an experimental pigeon farm.

  • A duck farm has been established experimentally under the Navy's supervision.

    A duck farm has been established experimentally under the Navy's supervision.