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Bangladesh Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 2,745 km
    broad gauge: 923 km 1.676-m gauge
    narrow gauge: 1,822 km 1.000-m gauge (1998 est.)

    Highways:
    total: 204,022 km
    paved: 25,095 km
    unpaved: 178,927 km (1996 est.)

    Waterways: 5,150-8,046 km navigable waterways (includes 2,575-3,058 km main cargo routes)

    Pipelines: natural gas 1,220 km

    Ports and harbors: Chittagong, Dhaka, Mongla Port

    Merchant marine:
    total: 40 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 315,855 GRT/453,002 DWT
    ships by type: bulk 2, cargo 33, oil tanker 2, refrigerated cargo 1, roll-on/roll-off cargo 2 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 16 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 15
    over 3,047 m: 1
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
    914 to 1,523 m: 1
    under 914 m: 7 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 1
    over 3,047 m: 1 (1998 est.)

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