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Tale Of Brick

Tale Of Brick
by Mohammad Rokonuzzaman Khan

Bangladesh, with its 160 million inhabitants, is a country in constant demand for affordable building material. Bricks have been the favoured material throughout history, and remain so until today. The brickmaking only operates during the dry season, which leaves millions of workers unemployed during the remaining five to six months. Many remain jobless, others take irregular jobs as farmers or day labourers. a week’s salary may be around 1500 taka ($20). Men, women and children of all ages can be seen working at the factory.