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Myanmar Transportation

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Railways: total:  3,991 km

narrow gauge:  3,991 km 1.000-m gauge
Highways: total:  28,200 km

paved:  3,440 km

unpaved:  24,760 km (1996)
Waterways: 12,800 km

note:  3,200 km navigable by large commercial vessels
Pipelines: crude oil 1,343 km; natural gas 330 km
Ports and harbors: Bassein, Bhamo, Chauk, Mandalay, Moulmein, Myitkyina, Rangoon, Akyab (Sittwe), Tavoy
Merchant marine: total:  37 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 411,181 GRT/632,769 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 11, cargo 20, container 1, passenger/cargo 3, petroleum tanker 2

note:  includes some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: Japan 2 (2000 est.)
Airports: 80 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  9

over 3,047 m:  3

2,438 to 3,047 m:  1

1,524 to 2,437 m:  4

914 to 1,523 m:  1 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  71

over 3,047 m:  2

1,524 to 2,437 m:  15

914 to 1,523 m:  22

under 914 m:  32 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 1 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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