TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
Roads: Over 10,000 kilometers, of which about 1,500
paved. Major arteries Pan American Highway and Carretera Litoral.
Railroads: Total system just over 600 kilometers, 380
kilometers of which owned by Salvador Railways, nationalized by
government in mid-1960s.
Ports: Two major ports--Acajutla and La Union. Minor
ports at La Libertad and Puerto El Triunfo.
Airports: Ilopango International Airport only airport
capable of accommodating jet aircraft in late 1980s. Ninety-five
usable airfields throughout country, although only five paved.
Telecommunications: System not highly developed despite
significant growth during 1960s and 1970s. Internal and external
systems suffered regular and significant damage from guerrilla
sabotage throughout 1980s. All services provided by National
Telecommunications Administration (Administracion Nacional de
Telecomunicaciones--Antel), a public enterprise.
Data as of November 1988