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Malaysia Transportation

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Railways: total:  1,801 km

narrow gauge:  1,801 km 1.000-m gauge (148 km electrified) (2000)
Highways: total:  64,672 km

paved:  48,707 km (including 1,192 km of expressways)

unpaved:  15,965 km

note:  in addition to these national and main regional roads, Malaysia has thousands of kilometers of local roads that are maintained by local jurisdictions (1999)
Waterways: 7,296 km

note:  Peninsular Malaysia 3,209 km, Sabah 1,569 km, Sarawak 2,518 km
Pipelines: crude oil 1,307 km; natural gas 379 km
Ports and harbors: Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuching, Kudat, Labuan, Lahad Datu, Lumut, Miri, Pasir Gudang, Penang, Port Dickson, Port Kelang, Sandakan, Sibu, Tanjung Berhala, Tanjung Kidurong, Tawau
Merchant marine: total:  362 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 5,103,657 GRT/7,574,999 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 62, cargo 110, chemical tanker 35, container 60, liquefied gas 20, livestock carrier 1, passenger 2, petroleum tanker 58, refrigerated cargo 1, roll on/roll off 6, specialized tanker 1, vehicle carrier 6 (2000 est.)
Airports: 115 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  33

over 3,047 m:  5

2,438 to 3,047 m:  4

1,524 to 2,437 m:  11

914 to 1,523 m:  6

under 914 m:  7 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  82

1,524 to 2,437 m:  1

914 to 1,523 m:  8

under 914 m:  73 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 1 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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