Chinese city to appoint ‘toilet chiefs’

Xi’an (China), Jan 8 (IANS) Chinese city Xi’an, one of the most popular tourist destinations inn the country, will appoint “toilet chiefs.”

The city in the northwest of the country is also planning to make the public toilets free of charge, Xinhua news agency reported.

The city aims to make all public toilets and those in restaurants and entertainment venues meet national standards in terms of sufficient numbers, and cleanliness, the state-controlled news agency said.

The city will attempt to contract management of toilets to private enterprises and individuals, with cleaning companies maintaining toilets more professionally.

The condition of toilets will be included in the assessment of tourist attractions and restaurants.

China is in the midst of a three-year “toilet revolution,” building 33,500 new toilets and renovating 25,000 by 2017.