DBKL to set up public toilet monitoring committee
KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will set up a public toilet cleanliness monitoring committee for a pilot project involving three popular public haunts in the federal capital in its bid to upgrade the city’s public toilets to five-star status.
The areas are high-density Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman including Masjid India, Jalan Bukit Bintang and Bangsar Baru, said DBKL Health and Environment director Dr Hayati Abdullah.
According to her, the committee will regularly monitor and study the suitability of public toilet locations, with visitors’ convenience in mind.
“We want tourists to go home with beautiful memories of KL, not an ugly experience in our toilets, which would be shameful and reflect a low mentality,” she said at a cleanliness and toilet safety seminar here today.
At a media conference, Dr Hayati said the average daily toilet visit by an individual is 6.849 times, or 2,500 times in a year.
Meanwhile, DBKL director general Datuk Salleh Yusuf expressed regret at the lack of response to its automatic public toilets particularly in the Bukit Bintang area.
“Maybe it is too automatic, too high-tech causing the public to shy away from using it despite our efforts to promote it,” he said.
According to him, DBKL has provided 20 automatic public toilets around the city. — Bernama