Thirty families in Chandankar area of Sadar upazila are busy building boats which are widely used for commuting in rural areas during this season.
They have kept the boat-making craft alive through generations as it is a family profession for them.
The village is known as ‘boat village’ to others as the residents here earn their livelihoods by making and selling boats.
During monsoon, the demand for boats goes up as people living in low-lying areas and river banks use boats to get around due to the rise in water level in many rivers and frequent floods.
During a recent visit, this UNB correspondent learned that the boat craftsmen are busy in making boats. People of different ages are involved in making boats.
Some were seen cutting logs, some busy in nailing while some were busy in placing dice.
Talking to the workers, they said they need two days for making a small size boat while it needs three days for a big size boat.