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Ho Chi Minh City pilots automatic toilet cabin in downtown area

Ho Chi Minh City pilots automatic toilet cabin in downtown area

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 18:49 GMT+7

An automatic toilet cabin has been piloted in downtown Ho Chi Minh City and is expected to provide convenience for local residents and tourists.

The People’s Committee in District 1 of the southern hub on Wednesday afternoon introduced an automatic restroom cabin, which follows the qualifications set by the ASEAN Public Toilet Standard (APTS).

ASEAN is short for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which is a political and economic organization whose members include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

The toilet was installed on the sidewalk at number 116 on Nguyen Du Street, with total expenses estimated at VND250 million (US$10,909).

The structure covers an area of 2.2 square meters and is in a cubic shape, with solar panels attached on its roof.

The exterior of the toilet cabin is paved with stainless steel mirrors, while lavatory equipment inside is designed to be suitable for everyone, including children and disabled people.

The restroom is equipped with an automatic door, which can operate under all circumstances, even when there is a power cut in the area.

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