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A toilet revolution in China

China never does anything halfway! As proof of this, there are no fewer than 64,000 toilets that the country plans to install or modernize in tourist areas between 2018 and 2020 to overcome a major nuisance for travelers and for domestic tourism.

The three-year project aims to provide good quality, clean toilets that are reasonably spaced apart and efficiently managed, according to the China National Tourism Administration's Action Plan. The plan is to add 47,000 toilets and renovate 17,000 over the next three years.

The project came on the heels of a three-year "toilet revolution" launched in 2015, which witnessed more than 20 billion yuan (about $ 3 billion) allocated for the installation or renovation of 68,000 toilets in tourist sites, exceeding the initial target of 57,000 sanitary facilities.

The toilets in the Chinese tourist sites have a bad reputation. Visitors are often irritated by their insufficient numbers, unsanitary conditions and the lack of staff responsible for sanitary maintenance.


Source: Xinhua News Agency