THE owners of decorated bullock carts and horses are enjoying healthy business in Pwintbyu Township as local people rent them to roam about during traditional ceremonies after harvesting season.
“Rice and peas fetched good prices this year so farmers have made many donations this year, more than in previous years. The daily rent for a novitiation ceremony ranges from K10,000 in the surrounding areas to K15,000 in distant places. Sometimes, we get a rent up to K20000 a day for two ceremonies, one in the morning and one in the evening. There is no much difference in the rent for bullock carts and horses,” said U Win Shwe, owner of the carts from Tharzi village in the township.
Now that people have turned to mechanised farming in agriculture, decorated bullock carts and horses are rarely found as they have been replaced with motorcycles and three-wheel motorcycles which facilitate transportation. The owners of the bullock carts and horses are earning a decent income at the moment, however, it has been reported.
Thura Tun (Pwintbyu)