- Transport in Côte d'Ivoire
= Railways =
"narrow gauge:"660 km, 1000 mm gauge; 25 km double track (1995 est.)
Railway links with adjacent countries
* [http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/map/profile/cotedivoire.pdf UN Map]
Towns served by rail
Abidjan- national capital and port
Ferkessédougou- near Burkina Faso border.
Towns proposed to be served by rail
San Pedro- port
Mount Nimba- iron ore
"unpaved:"45,511 km (1996 est.)
Trans-West African Coastal Highwayprovides a paved link to Ghana, Togo, Beninand Nigeria, with paved highways to landlocked Maliand Burkina Fasofeeding into the coastal highway. When construction of roads and bridges in Liberiaand Sierra Leoneis complete, the highway will link to another 7 ECOWASnations to the west and north-west.
980 km navigable rivers, canals, and numerous coastal lagoons
Ports and harbors
Abidjan, Aboisso, Dabou, San-Pedro
"total:"1 ship (with a volume of GRT|1,000|first=yes or over) totaling GRT|1,200/DWT|1,500|metric|first=yes
"ships by type:"
petroleum tanker 1 (1999 est.)
36 (1999 est.)
Nouvelle Air Ivoireis the national carrier of Côte d'Ivoire. Recently formed from the failed Air Ivoire, the airline operates an aging fleet of Western-built aircraft. It is owned by Air France and the U.S. Finance company AIG. Air Ivoire was forced to cease operations a number of times due to technical and financial difficulties.
Security/Safety Concerns There is rampant corruption among airport officials in Côte d'Ivoire. Immigration officials have been known to ask for bribes to 'expedite' processing the forms, or to offer to fill out the customs forms prior to demanding a 'fee' for doing so. The anti-French sentiment, peaking in early 2003, spilled over onto airports when 1,500 French nationals were trapped in Abidjan's airport by an anti-French mob.
Airports - with paved runways
10,000 ft (3,048 m) and over:1
8,000 to 9,999 ft (2,438 to 3,047 m):2
5,000 to 7,999 ft (1,524 to 2,437 m):4 (1999 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways
5,000 to 7,999 ft (1,524 to 2,437 m):8
3,000 to 4,999 ft (914 to 1,523 m):12
under 3,000 ft (914 m):9 (1999 est.)
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