Restrooms at train stations to be renovated within 150 days

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BANGKOK, 18 June 2015 – Restrooms at 77 train stations throughout the country are slated to be improved, as only 57% of toilets at train stations meet current standards.

Minister of Public Health Rajata Rajatanavin, Minister of Transport Prajin Juntong and Minister of Tourism and Sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul on Wednesday jointly launched a project for the improvement of restrooms at train stations. The aim of the project is for the restrooms to meet the HAS standard that was developed by the Ministry of Public Health in 2005. The project will also promote correct and hygienic use of toilets.

70% of public restrooms currently meet the HAS standard, but only 57% of restrooms at train stations are up to standard. The project will be piloted at 77 train stations that are determined to be of significance to tourism. Some of the stations are Hua Lamphong station, Lampang station, Chumphon station, Trang station and Buriram station. The restrooms at the target stations are to be renovated within 150 days.