China is promising that a “toilet revolution” will take place at tourist sites across the country this year as it gears up to increase the number as well as the quality of public toilets, the head of China’s National Tourist Administration said this past Thursday.
Around 33,500 new toilets will be built at tourist spots in the near future and another 25,000 will be renovated as part of a three-year nationwide plan, Li Jinzao, head of CTA, said in a People’s Daily report.
Li admitted that the current state of public toilets in the country leaves much to be desired and should be improved to meet with international tourism standards. He said that by 2017, China’s toilets will boast a “three-star rating” and will be “of adequate quality, hygienic, free of charge and effectively managed”…yey?
Maybe it will even inspire people to stop peeing on historical structures.
Meanwhile, billions of RMB will be invested in the country’s tourism sector in the coming three years, Li estimated.
By Lucy Liu
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