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Bhutan

TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

Roads: In 1989 2,280 kilometers of roads, 77 percent paved. Most principal towns linked by surfaced road network in south, mountainous terrain in north makes transportation difficult. Nearly 7,000 vehicles registered in 1988. Bus service major public transportation.

Airports: International facility at Paro, small airport at Yonphula; helipads throughout country. Druk-Air service from Paro, five flights weekly, to Bangkok, Calcutta, New Delhi, Dhaka, and Kathmandu.

Telecommunications: Modern telecommunications link major towns; international microwave service through satellite ground stations in Thimphu, Calcutta, and New Delhi.

Data as of September 1991