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Eritrea Transportation Profile 2000

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Railways

total:317 km
narrow gauge:317 km 0.950-m gauge (1999)
note:links Ak'ordat and Asmara with the port of Massawa; 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

Roadways

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

Ports and terminals

Assab (Aseb), Massawa (Mits'iwa)

Merchant marine

total:5 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 16,069 GRT/19,549 DWT
ships by type:bulk 1, cargo 1, liquified gas 1, petroleum tanker 1, roll-on/roll-off 1 (1999 est.)

Airports

21 (1999 est.)

Airports - with paved runways

total:3
over 3,047 m:2
2,438 to 3,047 m:1 (1999 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:6
914 to 1,523 m:6
under 914 m:2 (1999 est.)


Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of May 15, 2007


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