Reform transforms public toilets into functional facilities

A total of 27 public toilets in Suqian City of east China's Jiangsu Province have been turned into pilot service stations with various functions, Xinhua News Agency reported.

A total of 27 public toilets in Suqian City of east China’s Jiangsu Province have been turned into pilot service stations with various functions, Xinhua News Agency reported.

The toilets, called “neighborhood public houses,” offer free WiFi and reading rooms, and are equipped with devices like ATMs, vending machines, mobile phone chargers, electric shoe polishers, drinking fountains and TVs.

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A girl plays a video game in a public toilet in Suqian, Jiangsu Province.

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A man charges his mobile phone in a public toilet in Suqian, Jiangsu Province.

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People read books in a public toilet in Suqian, Jiangsu Province.

A number of residents living nearby have come along to watch TV and read newspapers and books every day since the service stations opened to the public.

By the end of last year, a total of 578 public toilets were open to the public for free across the city. 

A total of 106 have been set up with toilet paper machines, 48 have had baby seats installed, and 23 toilets in central urban districts have been equipped with first-aid kits and tire pumps since the city launched its “reform” on public toilets in 2013.

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A public toilet in Suqian, Jiangsu Province.


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