In an attempt to improve health for local residents, more than 400,000 household toilets and more than 235,000 water supply works have been set up in a total of 21 mountainous provinces of northern, Central Highlands and south-central regions in the past two years.
Ho Chi Minh City is expected to have more standardized public restrooms as a private company behind a pilot project to ‘modernize’ public toilets in the southern metropolis has successfully installed four such facilities under a pilot scheme.
Hanoi plans to build 250 new public toilets this year to add to the 370 currently in use, the city’s construction department said.
Northern Quang Ninh province, which is home to world heritage site Ha Long bay, has worked with Swiss company Mister Loo AG on a plan to build environmentally-friendly public toilets in an effort to protect people’s health and the environment.
Ho Chi Minh City is considering two proposals, one from a Swiss company, to build public toilets.
The People's Committee of Hanoi capital city has approved in principle the construction of 1,000 public toilets to serve the local populace and tourists visiting the city.
A five-star public toilet has been put into operation to serve local residents and tourists.
The Unilever Vietnam Fund has helped to build and upgrade 20 public toilets while improving public awareness of personal and environmental hygiene in 20 communes of 10 cities and provinces nationwide.