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Eritrea Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 307 km
    narrow gauge: 307 km 0.950-m gauge (1995 est.)
    note: nonoperational since 1978 except for about a 5 km stretch that was reopened in Massawa in 1994; rehabilitation of the remainder and of the rolling stock is under way; links Ak'ordat and Asmara (formerly Asmera) with the port of Massawa (formerly Mits'iwa)

    Highways:
    total: 4,010 km
    paved: 874 km
    unpaved: 3,136 km (1996 est.)

    Ports and harbors: Assab (Aseb), Massawa (Mits'iwa)

    Merchant marine:
    total: 2 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 5,947 GRT/5,747 DWT
    ships by type: oil tanker 1, roll-on/roll-off cargo 1 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 20 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 2
    over 3,047 m: 1
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 1 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 18
    over 3,047 m: 2
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
    914 to 1,523 m: 6
    under 914 m: 3 (1998 est.)

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