Public lavatories in Beijing must contain no more than two flies per stall, according to a bizarre new directive issued to washroom attendants.
The two-fly limit is one of a series of measures aimed at improving toilets in the Chinese capital.
The Beijing Municipal Commission of City Administration and Environment issued the rule as a ‘new standard for public toilet management.’
Xie Guomin, the official in charge of the initiative, said that the two-fly rule was not compulsory, but was a new benchmark to improve the Chinese capital’s notoriously unpleasant public restrooms.
‘We will not actually count fly numbers. The regulation is specific and quantified, but the inspection methodology will be flexible,’ Guomin said.
The new regulations are similar to the ones in place during the 2008 Summer Olympics when Beijing mandated rules on discarded items and rules on accessibility.
There has been a marked improvement in toilet cleanliness in Beijing in recent years.
The new regulations set forth aim to improve those public restrooms that are still unsatisfactory, and also to educate the public on clean bathroom habits.
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by The Punjapit Alliance