TRANSPORTATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Highways: About 4,000 kilometers of
road system asphalted in 1994.
Railroads: In 1994 1,095 kilometers 1,000-meter
track in two separate systems: Antananarivo to Toamasina
Fianarantsoa to Manakara.
Ports: Fifteen major ports of which Toamasina,
Mahajanga, and Antsiranana most important.
Airports: About 105 of total airports usable; of
thirty had permanent-surface runways in 1994.
Telecommunications: Telephone service sparse;
telephones located in Antananarivo. Two satellite ground
provide excellent international links via International
Telecommunications Satellite Corporation's (Intelsat)
Ocean satellite and Symphonie ground station with European
telecommunications satellite. Seventeen government-owned
amplitude modulation (AM) stations, three frequency
Data as of August 1994