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Xinhua | China installs or upgrades over 50,000 toilets in its ‘toilet revolution’
Source:XinhuaTime:2018/5/31 9:14:33

BEIJING — China hadinstalled or upgraded 52,485 toilets from 2015 to the end of April this year,carrying out its nationwide “toilet revolution.”

The figures were releasedby the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) in a report titled“Progress of the toilet revolution” on May 26.

The number accounted for92.7 percent of the official target the government announced for the threeyears through to 2017.

China launched a toiletrevolution across the country in 2015 with an aim to make the notorious facilitiescleaner and more regulated.

Toilets in thecountryside and at tourist sites used to have a bad reputation.

In rural areas, sometoilets were little more than ramshackle shelters surrounded by bunches ofcornstalk, and others open pits next to pigsties. At tourist sites, visitorswere angered by insufficient toilets, unhygienic conditions and lack ofsanitation workers.

China wants to add 33,000restrooms and renovate 24,000 between 2015 and 2017. The CNTA said, when thecampaign started in 2015, that it would make tourists restrooms reachthree-star standards.

By the end of 2017, Chinawould have added or upgraded a total of 71,000 toilets, well exceeding thetarget, said the CNTA report.

A recent survey showedthat people had felt the impact of the campaign with over 80 percent oftourists finding toilets satisfactory, compared to 70 percent in 2015.Xinhua Updated: May 29,2017 7:45 AM  The CNTA mainly attributed the improvementto innovations in mechanisms and the application of technology.