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Electricity, Phone, Internet, TV, Radio, Public Transportation, Banking, Postal and Other Services in Suriname

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The basic local services in the country are provided by organizations regulated by government agencies. For the water service, for instance, the Brokopondo Reservoir, which is run through by a number of rivers, provides running water to agriculture, for domestic use, and for industrial purposes. About 95% of the population in the urban areas, and 70% in the rural areas have access to running water through house connections. The Suriname Water Company supervises the water supply system in the urban areas, while the Water Supply Service, which is under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy, the rural areas. The Water Supply Administration protects the sources of drinking water supply in the country. In the electricity sector, the Electric Utility Company is responsible for the generation and distribution of electricity resold by the government from the Suriname Aluminum Company in a long-term agreement.  Many industries in the country are engaged in self-generation of electricity to supplement the supply provided by the EUC.  

The Telesur, a state-owned company, dominates telecommunication services such as cellular telephone, international callback, and satellite television, while the media services are served by local newspapers, 24 radio stations, and 12 television networks including the STVS, RBN, ABC, ATV, Mustika and Garuda.  

Transportation is served by airline, railways and waterways companies. The airline service has the Blue Wing Airlines, Caricom Airways, Gumair, Suriname Airways and KLM as major providers, while the waterways service consists of ocean-going vessels, such as passenger ships, cargo ships, and container ships, and ports and harbors in at least six major destination points in the country. Land transport is served by railways and highways vehicles.  

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