Bangladesh closer to peace in border region

3 December 2022
2022-12-03 10:38

Bangladesh is marking 25 years since the government signed a peace treaty to end decades of fighting by a tribal insurgent group seeking autonomy in the hilly southeast region of Chittagong Hill Tracts. Twenty-five years ago, the government and a tribal organization signed the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord, officially ending the insurgency.

Since the accord was signed, the government has worked to develop infrastructure in the region. In 1997, the Chittagong Hill Tracts had 2,800 kilometers of roads which has increased to about 8,000 kilometers. The number of hospitals and clinics has grown from 24 to 270 and the number of temples and churches from 1,663 to 2,820, according to the government.

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