Transport in East Timor

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As a direct consequence of the country's poverty, transportation infrastructure and communications network, are generally poor. The general condition of roads is poor, and telephone and Internet usage and capabilities are still limited, especially in the countryside. The country has six airports, one of which has commercial and international flights. There are no railroads.[1]

Railways[edit]

So far there are no railways in East Timor. However, a master plan for a 500 km long electrified single track railway has been proposed in 2012, with a central line from Bobonaro to Los Palos, a western corridor from Dili to Betano and an eastern corridor from Baucau to Uatolari.[2]

Roadways[edit]

total

6,040 km

paved

2,600 km

unpaved

3,440 km (2005)

Waterways[edit]

NA

Pipelines[edit]

NA

Ports and harbors[edit]

Merchant marine[edit]

total

1

ships by type

passenger/cargo 1 (2010)

Airports[edit]

There are two airports in East Timor. The main airport in the country is Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport in Dili. Suai Airport provides also scheduled services of commercial airlines.

→ See List of airports in East Timor.

Heliports[edit]

8 (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ from the CIA World Factbook 2006
  2. ^ Ricardo Nunes: East-Timor Rail Master Plan. Presented by Lafaek Besi Lda, Development Company, Dilii, Timor-Leste in May 2012.