Essay about The Infrastructure of Romania

Submitted By hockeygirl1420
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Transportation
• Well-developed railroad network that covers virtually the whole country. Trains are the most popular means of transportation and are inexpensive and generally on time
• Most cities offer inexpensive and efficient bus, trollybus or team transportation
• roads are safe and well maintained
• Total road network is about 198,817km long (60,043km are paves and 138,774km are unpaved)
• There are 61 airports in Romania
• Romania is on the Black Sea and has many ports

Communication
• Rapidly improving domestic and international services, especially in wireless telephony. The domestic network offers good, modern services in urban areas
• 98% of telephone network is automatic, 71% is digitized
• trunk network is mostly fibre-optic cable and radio relay
• About 80% of exchange capacity is digital
• Roughly 3,300 villages have outdated or no service
• There are 4,106,000 main lines in use (June 2007)
• Romtelecom is the dominant fixed line provider (around 80% of the market share) and the only POTS provider
• Other providers are RCS&RDS and UPC Romania.

Utilities
• Electric power is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz
• Wall sockets and plugs are two pin
• RADET distributes heat from the national energy company to local stations in primary communities. RADET also supplies residential heat from two heat-only boiler plants. Electrica is the state-owned electric company.
• Reputable gas, electric, and water utility companies are either owned directly by the Romanian Government or by a municipality. Privatization of utilities is an on-going issue.
• Running water for household use is not of top quality, but is safe to drink. Bottled water is recommended

Health
• universal healthcare system
• healthcare is guaranteed by Article 34 in the Constitution of Romania
• most common cause of death are cardiovascular diseases
• tuberculosis was a major issue in 2008
• Tick-borne encephalitis can be contracted in wooded areas from spring to autumn
• A rabies vaccination is recommended, as there are numerous stray dogs in and around Bucharest, and attacks on pedestrians and joggers occur.

Financial
• Romania's currency is the leu (Euros are often accepted)
• Foreign currencies are usually not accepted
• If you want to change some money, the…