President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is on a visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), observed the Dubai water canal here on Wednesday.
Upon arrival at the Dubai Canal Marine, the site of the water canal, the President was received by UAE protocol officers. The water canal is a man-made infrastructure.
The canal was opened for sea transport in 2013 but was inaugurated on November 9, 2016. The canal passes by Dubai city center, four hotels, 450 restaurants and high-level housing. There are also a cycling lane and footpath along the canal.
It is 80 to 120 meters wide and six meters deep. The canal has been built on eight meters high bridge occupying an area of approximately 80,000 square meters. Private ships and steamers ply the canal.
The Minister for Supplies Jayant Chand, UAE’s ambassador for Nepal, Saeed Hamdan al-Naqbi, Nepal’s Charge d’ Affaires to UAE, Netra Bahadur Tandon, President’s daughter Nisha Kusum Bhandari and other members on the President’s entourage accompanied the President Bhandari.