The man was working with a sewing machine in a small shop. The sewing machine was, of course, a foot pedal type. Electric sewing machines were still rare around here in Rangpur. I didn't know if it was rare because they were expensive machines, or if they were not widely used because the power supply was unstable. Maybe it's both.
If I look into it, more than 75% of Bangladesh's exports come from the apparel industry. And the country's minimum wage is still low; it's still about $50 a month in 2018. So until the economy develops and the minimum wage is higher, you'll probably see people doing labor-intensive work with these sewing machines.
|Apr 2010 BANGLADESH PEOPLE|
|MAN RANGPUR SEWING MACHINE WORK|
April 14, 2010
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