Wood industry guides Pirojpur to reduce unemployment...

Dhaka, Friday   27 November 2020

Wood industry guides Pirojpur to reduce unemployment

 Emon Chowdhury, Pirojpur daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:27 PM, 5 October 2020   Updated: 04:33 PM, 5 October 2020

Various furniture production including wooden beds, show-cases, wardrobes, dressing tables, dining tables, chairs, and tables has increased a huge amount in recent times in Pirojpur. As a result, the work pressure of carpenters in the area has also increased. And the unemployment rate has decreased in the district as unemployed youths started taking this as a profession.

However, furniture shop owners claimed that even though their industry is in high demand, they are not getting the right profit from their work. Meanwhile, DC said that all facilities will be provided for further development of the wood industry in our district.

According to the Wood Workers Union, over 400 wooden furniture marts have been set up in the district. The value of such furniture has increased due to the beautiful craftsmanship and design. The demand for furniture in this area has increased across the country including Dhaka. Moreover, the government employees here are also buying wooden furniture at a relatively low price.

However, carpenters and shop owners said that due to the high prices of wood and paint, they are not getting a fair price by selling furniture. Customers are not buying furniture at high prices as low-quality furniture is also available in the market from different places. They want government assistance in this sector to keep the industry alive.

Pirojpur Timber Workers Union has been formed to recognize the rights of timber workers. Ashish Das, president of the union, said, “We are constantly working for the rights of timber workers. The demand of our union to the government is that the authority should ensure that low-quality furniture can’t enter into the market.”

Meanwhile, DC Abu Ali Sajjad Hossain said cooperation for further development of the wood industry will be continued. Banks and NGOs will provide financial assistance to the workers at low interest rates.