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Philippines Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 897 km of which 492 km in operation
    narrow gauge: 492 km 1.067-m gauge (1996)

    Highways:
    total: 161,313 km
    paved: 290 km
    unpaved: 161,023 km (1997)

    Waterways: 3,219 km; limited to shallow-draft (less than 1.5 m) vessels

    Pipelines: petroleum products 357 km

    Ports and harbors: Batangas, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Guimaras Island, Iligan, Iloilo, Jolo, Legaspi, Manila, Masao, Puerto Princesa, San Fernando, Subic Bay, Zamboanga

    Merchant marine:
    total: 513 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 6,544,029 GRT/10,052,418 DWT
    ships by type: bulk 179, cargo 131, chemical tanker 6, combination bulk 13, container 9, liquefied gas tanker 12, livestock carrier 10, oil tanker 48, passenger 4, passenger-cargo 13, refrigerated cargo 19, roll-on/roll-off cargo 17, short-sea passenger 31, specialized tanker 1, vehicle carrier 20
    note: a flag of convenience registry; Japan owns 19 ships, Hong Kong 5, Cyprus 1, Denmark 1, Greece 1, Netherlands 1, Singapore 1, and UK 1 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 260 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 75
    over 3,047 m: 4
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 5
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 26
    914 to 1,523 m: 30
    under 914 m: 10 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 185
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 3
    914 to 1,523 m: 61
    under 914 m: 121 (1998 est.)

    Heliports: 1 (1998 est.)

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