WEB DESK: In a strange development China is going to update its public toilets with Wi-Fi, television screens and even ATM machines, in order to encourage people to use public toilets.
For many years, China has suffered from sanitary issues in its public bathrooms. In poorer communities, 14 million people defecate in the open.
People don’t usually like to use public toilets a there is a shortage of toilet paper and has unsanitary conditions.
According to The New York Times China will be renovating or constructing 57,000 public bathrooms, and some of them will be equipped with high-tech gadgets.
They will include a turbo-flushing power in the toilets, along with wireless internet and TV screens in the stalls. The window will be lined up with plants and a cello soundtrack plays in the back ground.
‘Change is certainly needed,’ Lu Suisheng a politician, told New York Times. ‘In some Chinese toilets, people need to step on bricks to avoid stepping on dirty areas. How can you use toilets like that?’
But many people are now arguing that unnecessary additions, like TVs, are a waste of money that could be used instead to update the facilities in poor areas.