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Vietnam Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 2,835 km (in addition, there are 224 km not restored to service after war damage)
    standard gauge: 151 km 1.435-m gauge
    narrow gauge: 2,454 km 1.000-m gauge
    dual gauge: 230 km NA-m gauges (three rails)

    Highways:
    total: 93,300 km
    paved: 23,418 km
    unpaved: 69,882 km (1996 est.)

    Waterways: 17,702 km navigable; more than 5,149 km navigable at all times by vessels up to 1.8 m draft

    Pipelines: petroleum products 150 km

    Ports and harbors: Cam Ranh, Da Nang, Haiphong, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Gai, Qui Nhon, Nha Trang

    Merchant marine:
    total: 123 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 527,920 GRT/820,515 DWT
    ships by type: bulk 7, cargo 98, chemical tanker 1, combination bulk 1, oil tanker 12, refrigerated cargo 4 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 48 (1994 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 36
    over 3,047 m: 8
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
    914 to 1,523 m: 13
    under 914 m: 7 (1994 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 12
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
    914 to 1,523 m: 5
    under 914 m: 5 (1994 est.)

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