'Comfort as home': free toilets made available for tourists in Da Nang
Update: Mar 28, 2023
Visitors to Son Tra District, Da Nang will no longer have to struggling finding a decent toilet to relieve themselves during their outings as restaurant, hotel, business and service establishments have volunteered to open their restrooms to the public.

A logo carrying the message ‘Comfort as home’ is placed right in front of a hotel on Ho Nghinh Street. Photo: Hoang Hiep

In order to promptly serve tourists arriving in the city, especially those who come on the upcoming 48th anniversary of Da Nang’s Liberation Day (March 29), the Son Tra District administration has resumed an initiative where licensed businesses open their toilet facilities to all anyone in need, without demanding a purchase or charging a fee.

It is known that this initiative was first applied in 2015 in Hai Chau District but it was then in hiatus due to the impacts of by COVID-19 and unfavourable weather conditions.

Pedestrians only have to find establishments with a logo of a blue smiley face ‘Free restroom’ with the message ‘Comfort as home’ when they need to answer the call of nature.

A restaurant employee is seen attached a logo of free public toilets on the wall. Photo: Hoang Hiep

Son Tra District People's Committee Vice Chairman Nguyen Hoang Viet said, establishments participating in this model are encouraged to place the logo ‘Comfort as home’ at a convenient location for residents and tourists to easily see and freely use the restroom.

In the immediate future, the Son Tra authorities eye to encourage at least 50 establishments to participate in this model. Till date, about 30 establishments have pledge to join the model.

Reporting by Hoang Hiep - Translating by A. Thu

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