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Burma Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 3,740 km
    narrow gauge: 3,740 km 1.000-m gauge (1997)

    Highways:
    total: 28,200 km
    paved: 3,440 km
    unpaved: 24,760 km (1996 est.)

    Waterways: 12,800 km; 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: 41 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 464,478 GRT/695,923 DWT
    ships by type: bulk 14, cargo 20, container 2, oil tanker 3, passenger-cargo 2
    note: a flag of convenience registry; includes ships of 2 countries: Japan owns 2 ships, US 3 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 80 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 11
    over 3,047 m: 2
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
    914 to 1,523 m: 2 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 69
    over 3,047 m: 2
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 12
    914 to 1,523 m: 23
    under 914 m: 32 (1998 est.)

    Heliports: 1 (1998 est.)

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