Transport and infrastructure in BruneiOur listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Brunei with the average of all countries in Asia. Overall, the main traffic and transport routes are well developed and in comparatively good condition.
The waterways listed refer to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of ports includes those located on the total 161 km of coastline. In 2019, about 282,432 freight containers were transported.
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Road trafficThe network of roads and highways has a total length of 2,976 km. For each of the country's 437,483 inhabitants, this corresponds to 6.80 meters. This puts Brunei in 82nd place in the global ranking. However, the country's size and population density of around 76 inhabitants per km² must also be taken into account. Countries with fewer inhabitants on the same or even larger area naturally achieve quite different values here and have to connect remote areas to the transport network despite a smaller population.
With an average of 36 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in Brunei is considered relatively safe. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 8.6 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 5.9 in the European Union as a whole and 17.1 worldwide.
In Brunei, traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road, i.e. people drive in the right-hand lane and overtake on the left. Oncoming traffic comes toward you on the left side. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||3,000 km||6,802.55 km||515.77 m|
|Railroads||0 km||0.00 km||0.00 m|
|Waterways||209 km||477.73 km||36.22 m|
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||14,699,500 km||3,186.25 km||459.66 m|
|Railroads||280,000 km||60.70 km||8.76 m|
|Waterways||260,300 km||56.42 km||8.14 m|
Data sources used• Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
• Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
• CIA Factbook
• OECD Statistics
• Wikipedia (german)