CHIANG RAI – Tourism and Sports Minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul has reported that tourists can now be content using public toilets at many tourist attractions, since the introduction of the “WC OK” campaign of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.
The campaign, now in its initial stage, was adopted by the Department of Tourism in order to set a framework, regulations and standards to ensure that toilets at tourist attractions are kept clean. It runs with the support of many partners, from some 50,000 government and private agencies.
Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, commented that since the campaign was launched, a working team has been monitoring progress and handing out “WC OK” signs to its partners who will make sure their public toilet is well-maintained and to assure tourists of a lavatory’s cleanliness and comfort.
“ This campaign is also in response to the Prime Minister’s policy assigned to the Ministry to take care of public toilets at tourist attractions which support tourism in a sustainable way ” Ms. Kobkarn said.
She added that the campaign is strengthened by its 52,975 partners nationwide, which are 12,532 religious places, 12, 423 restaurants, 459 national parks, 346 tourist attractions, 471 department stores, 1,655 service stations, 443 train stations, 22 transport stations and 6 airports.