THUA THIEN-HUE, 27 April 2017: More than 50 public organisations, restaurants and cafés in Hue are offering “Free WC” services for local residents and tourists.
Local media reported the Hue administration and provincial departments of investment and culture have also opened toilets in their buildings for free public use.
The province’s tourism department director, Phan Thien Dinh, was quoted saying the call for free restrooms has been enthusiastically supported by local residents.
Most of the participating venues are located on main streets such as Le Loi, Hung Vuong and Nguyen Cong Tru.
The number of available free restrooms is expected to rise, he said.
The province capital city Hue is best known for its ruined Imperial City that is now a World Heritage site, but it lacks public conveniences.
In the first three months of the year, Thua Thien-Hue region welcomed more than 790,000 visitors, up 2.77% year-on-year. Total revenue from tourism reached USD35.4 million, a year-on-year surge of 6.5%.
This year, the province targets 3.3 to 3.5 million tourists, of which foreign visitors account for 40% to 45%.