TRANSPORTATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Roads: In 1994 estimated at 92,200 kilometers,
including 61,000 kilometers of paved surfaces.
Railroads: In 1993 estimated at 5,488
Airports: In 1993, 124 airports, of which only
fiftyfive usable and only thirty-one with permanent-surface
Two airports in Minsk, one for international flights and
Inland Waterways: Extensive and widely used
river systems, especially Dnyapro River and its
Dnyaprowska-Buhski Canal connecting Buh and Prypyats'
Homyel', Babruysk, Barysaw, and Pinsk major river ports.
some 800,000 passengers and 18.6 million tons of freight
No direct access to sea, but relatively close to Baltic
ports. Agreement with Poland to use port of Gdynia.
Telecommunications: In 1994 five television
two Belarusian (one state-owned, one private) and three
No cable service available. More than thirty AM radio
twenty cities, and twelve FM radio stations in twelve
Data as of June 1995