Alexa Boat hats in Manikganj 

Dhaka, Friday   23 August 2019


Boat hats in Manikganj 

 Abul Bashar Abbasi, Manikganj

 Published: 07:58 PM, 18 July 2019  

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Boat hats in various upazilas of Manikganj have accumulated due to the arrival of monsoon. These hats get accumulated with buyers and sellers from morning till evening. Hundred of boats are also being sold.

Of these — Ghior Hat is notable. Vendors come with hundreds of boats in the upazila’s central eidgah ground. Selling is going on till night. 

Farid Miah, who came from Golap Nagar of Ghior, said that he came to buy a boat at the beginning of the monsoon every year. “This year the boat prices quite high. I bought a cockleboat made from silk cottonwood with Tk 3200,” he said. 

“The boat hat of Ghior has a long history. Hundreds of boats made of Mahogany, Karai, Aam Chambal, Raintree come from Tangail’s Nagarpur, Dhaka’s Savar and different upazilas of Sirajganj,” said boat dealer Ranjit Biswas adding, “Considering size and quality, every boat sold Tk 2000 to Tk 7000.”

“Most of our upazilas are located in low areas. The boat is mandatory for everyone in times of monsoon. So, keeping in mind the demands of the boat, we build boats and sell in Ghior Hat,” said Fazlur Rahman Manik, a boat builder of Sorpai village of Harirampur. 

Referring the boats are not selling as expected due to low water, he said that fifty boats have been sold so far.