September 22, 2017

Firewood season brings jobs to Thabeikkyin

Villagers are cutting logs on the bank of Ayeyawady River in Thabinkkyin Township.
Villagers are cutting logs on the bank of Ayeyawady River in Thabinkkyin Township.

THE locals of Thabeikkyin Township are seeing seasonal job opportunities in the cutting of firewood from logs.
The process involves cutting logs before they are transported by trawlers and loaded onto boats for sale at markets in Mandalay.
“A labourer earn around K7,000 to K8,000 per day from cutting logs for firewood,” said a local. The logs are sourced from trees grown in Thabeikkyin and Moemeik townships.
The logs are loaded at jetties at Kyarnyat and Myintha villages on the bank of Ayeyawady River in Thabeikkyin Township which become bustling during the busy time of year.
Local people in Thabeikkyin Township mainly work agricultural jobs for their livelihood.

 

 

 

Soe Naing Win (Thabeikkyin)

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