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Papua New Guinea Transportation

    Railways: 0 km

    Highways:
    total: 19,600 km
    paved: 686 km
    unpaved: 18,914 km (1996 est.)

    Waterways: 10,940 km

    Ports and harbors: Kieta, Lae, Madang, Port Moresby, Rabaul

    Merchant marine:
    total: 20 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 35,400 GRT/50,869 DWT
    ships by type: bulk 2, cargo 6, chemical tanker 1, combination ore/oil 5, container 1, oil tanker 2, roll-on/roll-off 3 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 492 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 19
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 14
    914 to 1,523 m: 3
    under 914 m: 1 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 473
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 13
    914 to 1,523 m: 60
    under 914 m: 400 (1998 est.)

    Heliports: 2 (1998 est.)

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