Guangzhou to Build, Renovate 1,213 Public Toilets

By Barnaby Lofton, March 7, 2019

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The ‘toilet revolution’ is coming to Guangzhou.

Guangzhou authorities are planning to build 355 new public toilets in Guangdong’s capital city while also renovating 858 public toilets, according to the People’s Government of Guangdong website. The plan was announced during a work conference comprised of Guangzhou’s urban management and law enforcement on March 4.

Along with the new and improved toilets, a mobile app will also be available to help locate nearby toilets. The city aims to make restrooms more accessible for Guangzhou residents and to “improve the level of happiness among the public,” according to the urban management and law enforcement authorities of Guangzhou, quoted by China Daily. In addition to setting up public restroom facilities along the city’s main roads, the city plans to add more toilets within Guangzhou’s inner streets and neighborhoods. Guangzhou will also host a contest this year, selecting the city’s top 20 “most beautiful toilets.” (Have any in mind?). 

The post made on the Guangdong government website also noted that local authorities will explore advertising opportunities to offset the added operational costs of new public facilities.

These initiatives are all a part of China's ‘toilet revolution,’ launched in 2015. President Xi Jinping has pushed for more concerted efforts in upgrading the country’s public restroom facilities in areas ranging from tourist sites to rural areas and even the country’s biggest cities.

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