Chinese province spends $4mn on toilets

March 22nd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, March 22 (IANS) Qinghai province in northwest China is to invest 27 million yuan ($4.3 million) in building 80 public toilets alongside main roads and tourism routes, China Daily reported Thursday.

The effort aims to upgrade the province’s tourism services by having at least one toilet within two hours’ drive, which will be reduced to one hour by 2015.

The province invested 16.9 million yuan in building 40 public toilets last year, six of which are classed as five-star toilets.

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