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Vietnam Transportation

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Railways: total:  2,652 km

standard gauge:  166 km 1.435-m gauge

narrow gauge:  2,249 km 1.000-m gauge

dual gauge:  237 km NA-m gauges (three rails) (1998)
Highways: total:  93,300 km

paved:  23,418 km

unpaved:  69,882 km (1996)
Waterways: 17,702 km

note:  more than 5,149 km are navigable at all times by vessels up to 1.8 m draft
Pipelines: petroleum products 150 km
Ports and harbors: Cam Ranh, Da Nang, Haiphong, Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Long, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang, Vinh, Vung Tau
Merchant marine: total:  143 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 705,388 GRT/1,071,902 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 8, cargo 108, chemical tanker 1, combination bulk 1, container 2, liquefied gas 2, petroleum tanker 18, refrigerated cargo 3 (2000 est.)
Airports: 34 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  17

over 3,047 m:  8

2,438 to 3,047 m:  3

1,524 to 2,437 m:  4

under 914 m:  2 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  17

over 3,047 m:  1

1,524 to 2,437 m:  1

914 to 1,523 m:  7

under 914 m:  8 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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